The Meaning of Life

Disclaimer: This is my humble offering after many years of thought and prayer. If you have found your own meaning, please leave it in a comment. I welcome any and all perspectives. As I was lying sleepless last night, I realized that, though I discovered the meaning of life many years ago, I never shared.…

There goes my heart…

When my first son, Kevin, was born, I received one of those “page-a-day” calendars with sayings for new mothers. The one that has stayed with me all these years is a quote from Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child…is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”…

Butterflies

When I was much younger, my family would come to Marietta from Tennessee to see my dad’s sister and her eight children. It was such a great time for me. I loved their big family, and the craziness that was always going on. One of my cousins, who was three years older and whom I…

The Respite I Owe You

Welcome to a new day! The news would have us believe that the world is on fire and there is terror and despair in every corner. This is not true. It has never been true. The world is a wonderful, beautiful place, and there are far more good people than bad. I sat in the…