A year ago this month I wrote a post that I had been thinking about writing for a long time titled When Friendship Ends. I wrote about how there are so many songs written about breaking up with a romantic partner, but where are the ballads, and poems, and comforting books when a friendship ends?
I catch myself watching my children when they don’t even notice. When they don’t know I’m looking, they are a tad more relaxed, a bit less inhibited, more free. I consider myself particularly blessed when I catch them playing with each other. Navigating roles, relationships and preferences, they play with each other, each taking a few risks
While my mom and I have a good relationship now, it hasn’t always been that way. For reasons I won’t go into in-depth, we have butted heads for as long as I can remember. We would go through periods of time where our relationship would be wonderful, and then we would go through periods where
The other day I was running around the house like a crazy person (as usual). I was rushing to pick out clothes to wear for whatever event (I can’t even remember!) I was running late for, when I slammed my own finger in the dresser drawer. Intense, throbbing pain flooded through my body. I so
Meet Lilly: One of the sweetest, gentlest souls to have ever graced this earth. You know the way a dog loves you unconditionally with full abandon, loyalty, and forgiveness? This dog was pure embodiment of that kind of puppy love. In 2005 my wife and I were done with college, had stable jobs, and had
As most of you know, I recently posted a blog about my traumatic birth experience (thanks for all the love & support!). A few things have happened today to make me feel like I need to put up a blog post. #1: I saw this on facebook: I immediately felt emotional about the words in this image