When I forgave my parents, I found my… self

“And when he finally did let me drive, I tried to will myself to drive the car into a pole; I was that miserable. I didn’t want to be his wife; it meant I was his property; but I had you two little girls; and y’all were delightful; he was…” My mother’s voice trailed off,…

As the chips, and the hair, fell from my shoulders …

Presence of mind Clarity of thought I know who I am For I see who I’m not While in the hair salon the other day, my awesome stylist, who has been cutting and coloring my hair for over a decade, commented that the past few times I’ve been in, she’s noticed that I seem much…

Ode to Granny’s “Pretties”: Now I understand.

“Be careful with my pretties,” She hoped we’d understand. We did … and we didn’t, But respected her command.   Granny had these oddities, Little they had in common, She called them little “pretties,” and liked to gaze upon them.   Others called them chachkis, Nicknacks and thingamajigs, But Granny called them “pretties.” She was…

A New Year! 2019 goals & 2018 highlights

While 2018 was certainly weird, it was transformationally weird. I’m not quite sure how to express it any other way. I’m so very thankful for family love, acceptance, and honesty. 2018 Highlights Very top of the list was more engagement with the kids & grandkids. That was my #1 goal for 2018. It was a…