Feeling the Pain

It’s been 5 months since you said goodbye Every day, I try my hardest not to cry Each day when I look at my son It saddens me that you couldn’t see what he’s become The selfish part of me wanted you to stay Maybe the cancer would’ve stay at bay In my heart I…

Summertime Walks

There's something about a good walk that just gets the blood flowing. Boogie and I got to take in the gorgeous scene above today, and it was so nice to just stroll around the lake. It's starting to feel like summer, with the days getting warmer and a noticeable buoyancy in the air. It's nice…

Coming Home

  My brother is taking leave from the military this coming week, and the entire family is very excited to see him. We're a family who loves to eat, so I'm gearing up for a week or two of hosting. I have a few of his favorite dishes lined up and I'm sure he will…

Back to Reality

  Our first family vacation was a success!! We had an amazing time and enjoyed sightseeing and relaxing. We spent time with a few friends, but really wanted to dedicate as much time to ourselves as possible. Boogie did awesome on the flight there and back, and even stole a few hearts along the way;…

Getting Ready

  We're mostly packed for our trip. I say mostly because hubby has this wonderful fly by the seat of his pants mentality and is packing his stuff piecemeal. I, on the other hand, have lists for my lists, and have been packed since Sunday. Packing for both Boogie and I brings about a sense…

Uncertainty

  An old friend has been reaching out to me, wanting to reconnect, but the thought leaves me a bit apprehensive. Don't get me wrong, we were as thick as thieves many moons ago, but somehow I just feel like we're living in two completely different worlds now. I feel conflicted because part of me…

Mother’s Day

  The relationship between mother and daughter has to be one of the most complicated dynamics. Somewhere around the age of 12, young girls begin seeing their mothers in a different light. The once fun-loving relationship begins transitioning into an adversarial one. By the time a girl is in her teens, some households resemble warzones.…

Loss

  Almost 3 years ago, I lost my aunt, who truly was more like a sister, and someone whom I loved immensely. Her death was sudden and it completely turned my world upside down. Until that point, I don’t think I comprehended the meaning of one’s world being shaken, but I quickly learned. I found…

Grief

Grief is like a wave, sometimes you’re going along just fine, and the next moment you are struggling to catch your breath. They say that time heals all wounds, but I am not quite so sure that this is true. I would be more inclined to say that time lessens the pain of the wound,…