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I know why the caged bird sings....
Thursday, August 12, 2010      16 comments

...it sings for things longed for... for freedom... and mostly because it can. It must do something, ANYTHING to refute the cage that keeps it from flying. The spiri... Read more
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 of ... 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      20 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 ... Read more
Beauty Defined
Friday, May 07, 2010      16 comments

I've got The Divine Miss O 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 ou... 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 Intel... Read more
'Just' Mothering
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      16 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 t... 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      28 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 The Divine Miss O." It immediately popped into my head, "Where the h3ll else would I be... and what do you mea... 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

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