Three Truths for the Abused Woman this Valentine’s Day

I wrote this a few years ago in honor of survivors that I know. I hope it reaches the ones who need it this year. Your best IS good enough. You try to do your best for him, but it’s never good enough, right? You follow all his rules, you don’t do any of theContinue reading “Three Truths for the Abused Woman this Valentine’s Day”

Exhausted at Christmas

Yesterday morning, I dropped off my teenager with my dad, who was taking him to school since I had to be at work early.  My dad asked, “How are you this morning?”  My answer:  “Exhausted!” My dad’s response, stated not as a rebuke but with love, understanding, and humor, was not what I was expecting. Continue reading “Exhausted at Christmas”

January 10, Challenge 10 #JanuaryJourney #ready

January 10, Challenge 10:  Let Go! (Part 1)  A part of this challenge to myself involves letting go of some things, with a variety of meanings to that phrase… and a cool Disney song to go along with it! First, I am going through my house and packing up the things that I don’t need and/orContinue reading “January 10, Challenge 10 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

January 9, Challenge 9 #JanuaryJourney #ready

After a week of freezing temperatures and illness, it was so nice to watch my little boys play outside today.  When they were so sick, it was comforting to me to know that the sickness was temporary, as best I knew, and that there would be better days ahead.  As we enjoyed our beautiful, healthyContinue reading “January 9, Challenge 9 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

January 8, Challenge 8 #JanuaryJourney #ready

I used to be a Scrapbook Material Collector…. not a Scrapbooker, exactly, but a collector of the materials needed to make beautiful, professional-looking scrapbooks.  What kept me from making that leap from Collector to actual Scrapbooker was the desire for perfection.  I would stare at the blank page and fear that the final product wouldContinue reading “January 8, Challenge 8 #JanuaryJourney #ready”