You’re spectacular

You’re spectacular

I’ve admitted it before, I’m sure. My seemingly constant need for love and affection, and especially for reassurance. The button my husband bought me – “I need praise. Lie if you must.” His brilliant synopsis of my mental and emotional structure – “It’s as if you...
“I know, Daddy, divorce Mommy…”

“I know, Daddy, divorce Mommy…”

Lucky thing I know my son loves me. Lucky thing I’m secure in that. Because he might make me think otherwise. It was a few years ago and we were on a New England college tour for my daughter. We stayed with friends outside of Boston and they had a dog. My son fell in...
My window of love

My window of love

Have I mentioned before the little notes that my daughter used to leave me in my office? The tokens of love and appreciation. The sweet jokes. The reminders of her passing through. Maybe instead of saying the little notes she used to leave me, I should make it present...
How do we reach forgiveness?

How do we reach forgiveness?

I’ve been thinking about forgiveness a lot. I’ve been thinking about how important it is to forgive, and how hard. About how we think we’ll never be able to forgive some people, and wonder if others will ever be able to forgive us. I look back at my past and see some...
It can be easy

It can be easy

As someone who has been addicted to doing things the hard way, this concept is a mind-bender. I certainly have believed, albeit unconsciously, that harder was better, that struggle proved my worth, and that anything worth doing was worth fighting for. In fact, if...