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Singing a different tune... OR YES, I AM strong... but what does that have to do with anything?

Wednesday, August 04, 2010      7 comments

...mostly. Before I move on, I need to explain something, I think: For the most part, once I've got my feelings off my chest, and I feel genuinely acknowledged and HEARD (thus I can stop feeling crazy on top of it all), I can simply move on... Read more

i has a sad

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      14 comments

I was overrun this weekend by a soul-wrenching sense of abandonment (not exactly a new theme in my life, but the sharpness of it still takes my breath away every time...... Read more

Let's talk....

Friday, July 23, 2010      23 comments

...about MRSA. MRSA: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus... the newest and most prevalent SUPERBUG. Read more

Dancing in the Rain

Thursday, July 15, 2010      15 comments

I wrote this almost two weeks ago, and since it's still relevant, here we go... I think the Holy Spirit lives in my inbox... this came to me in the midst of the ... Read more

'Cats & dogs' doesn't even begin to cover it...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      16 comments

We had a torrential rain last night... four inches in less than three hours. We live in an older part of our city, which is also among the lowest, with a history o... Read more

A Note From the Diva

Monday, May 17, 2010      21 comments

I received this in my inbox today... "Uh-oh. Are you stuck in your head worrying about the flab on your arms, the pimple in the middle of your forehead or ... Read more

Dance, Play Celebrate... YOU!

Sunday, May 09, 2010      19 comments

Mother's Day is a conflicted day for me... and in many ways even more so now that I am a mother, too. It's a day which brings into sharp focus all that *isn't* in m... Read more

Beauty Defined

Friday, May 07, 2010      14 comments

I've got Olivia home with me for the week to try clear up some skin issues and to get a handle on her intermittent fever (one hour she has a fever, the next hour she doesn't)... so far it's not working too well. We've been spending our time, in ... Read more

A Test for Intelligent People

Thursday, May 06, 2010      15 comments

(Don't worry... the questions below are MUCH easier!) This is a test for Intelli... Read more

'Just' Mothering

Wednesday, May 05, 2010      14 comments

One of the enduring questions in my life is, "So why have you never married before you did (at 38)?" ...And it endures because my FIL asks it STILL (we've been married for ten years now) on a somewhat regular basis. It seems he can't seem to abs... Read more

Riding the Roller Coaster....

Friday, April 30, 2010      18 comments

On Monday, the vice principal of Olivia's school read the book 'Our Principal Promised to Kiss A Pig' to the kindergarteners (GREAT read). Being OLIVIA! (anybody read th... Read more

I shouldn't have....

Saturday, April 17, 2010      14 comments

...used the word 'update'! I'm so sorry! There is no new information available... Olivia is still showing evidence of illness (teacher is noticing now), and people are WONDERFUL! We are almost overwhelmed by the out-pouring of love and prayer! ... Read more

Are you my mother?

Saturday, April 10, 2010      26 comments

There was a comment to my last blog entry, "It takes special person to raise someone else's child. Thank you for being there for Olivia." It immediately popped into my head, "Where the h3ll else would I be??????!!!!!!" I trust no off... Read more

Resurrection Moments (Olivia UPDATE)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      26 comments

There are SO MANY flowers in the Garden of Gethsemane... it was so dark on Thursday that I couldn't see them. Today, and every day since last Wednesday, their perfume is a balm to my soul and spirit... I am fortified. Read more

Gethsemane

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      34 comments

Lent for me has been a different than usual process this year.... Usually I feel a very strong and specific call to some particular task, or focus. I fast from ... Read more


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