Navigating the difficult journey of loving someone with a mental illness is a daunting task, requiring more grace and resolve than most people think they're capable of. When we look at someone who has a physical illness or disability, we can see how cruel it would be to leave a person in the midst of… Continue reading When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness
This has been a long time coming. I didn't intend to get to this point. As a matter of fact, I thought myself brave for not even considering forgiveness. It took me years to work up the courage to get justifiably angry and once I got there, it never occurred to me that there'd come… Continue reading To The Women Who Have Hurt Me: I Forgive You
In Alabama this week something unexpected happened. For the first time in 25 years a Democrat won a Senate seat. The odds were stacked against Senator Jones, but despite this, he won with a 1.5% lead over his opponent, accused sexual predator, Christian extremist, and twice removed from office, Judge Roy Moore. If you've read my… Continue reading Alabama Would Make Mama Proud
I never speed. I'm religiously faithful to speeding limits. I keep my hands at ten and two and scan the horizon for traffic signs and police. I'm cautious. When I test drove a sports car the salesman told me to open her up and see what she could do. I opted not to and instead… Continue reading The Space She Held
I struggle with breakfast. I have for years. I've tried to pinpoint when it all started to go wrong and at which point I just stopped eating in the mornings. Looking back I distinctly remember high school and the hell that was waking up every morning. At that time my home was an abuse and… Continue reading Starving For Love
I scroll past your vacation photos and a tiny part of me aches. Your suntanned children in life vests and floppy hats, sitting on your family sail boat, all smiles and kool-aid lips. I see the status update about the luxury tree house your husband made and I think, "Shit...I could live in that thing… Continue reading To The Mom With The Greener Grass
About a month ago my girlfriends and I decided we deserved a break! School has just kicked off for all of our children and after surviving the stress of the first week of school, we wanted to treat ourselves to a few days at the beach. Woohoo! We found a darling condo on Airbnb right… Continue reading Girls Trip 2017 – Part 1 – Packing My Makeup!!
Reminding myself not to put a price tag on quality time with the ones I love.