Sunday, April 28, 2013


Today's 5 Minute Friday prompt: Friend

It's the pair of ragged pajamas that warm my soul;
The hot cup of cocoa after a long cold day
The smile of a stranger walking by
The million books I still need to read.
The ones that I go back to now and again.
The New York Times arts section
Pachelbel's Canon in D
It's the man who chose to call me his wife
It's the person that comes running when I've had enough of a crying child all day
It's my God that sustains me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

here I am... again

I made some remark about him not getting the milk last night.

He was disappointed in me again.

 “Why are you so mean?” he asks.

I seriously don’t know.

He’s so good. Genuine. Likable. Humble

I’m so rotten, a bad seed.

Sometimes I just need confirmation


That he too can fall.

But he doesn’t.

He never does.

I struggle to catch up

Trying to be good

Failing miserably

Saturday, April 6, 2013


It's Five Minute Friday..

Yes, I realize it is Saturday.

Five Minute Friday

Today's prompt: After

It was the moment when I finally got what I wanted:
I had been planning, waiting, executing for years.
All for this one sweet moment.
I thought I would revel to see their suffering
I thought it would give me such great joy
To see Karma do its thing.
All I really feel is.. pity.
I spent a half a lifetime... for THIS?
We're all the same aren't we?
Broken bits and pieces of what we once were..
what we could've been.
If I had just learned to forgive
From the beginning...
Then I wouldn't feel so empty.
If I could just let go
And allow healing then I wouldn't be here..
Trying to figure out my next move.
For that ultimate high.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter 2013 -- "I Happy!"

It was a lovely day. A Sunday morning. We put everything together for Easter.

Set up the camera and tripod.

Little boy blue was thrilled. We blew bubbles, he squealed with delight.

We laughed in the light of the morning sun…In the day of our risen Savior.


I got some cute PJs to lounge around in the house. Black ones with polka dots!! I love them forever.

I got my man some Aqua Di Gio cologne. A scent that brings me back to 10 years ago.. the years of adventures, road trips, the beach, the silent conversations, the passion of life.


We went to church, a little 3 month old baby with fat cheeks studied me until he discovered my newly sparkly painted red nails that were his obsession throughout the service. Prayed for that family and all the people that worked this event to make it amazing.


Then it was nap time for the boys and time for me to make the pie. The amazing banana caramel pie that makes me shout Halleluiah!!


Little boy blue played in his crib and would have none of this naptime business. We wait for the rain to slow down, load up the car and head over the Grandma’s.


The children play and chase each other.


We sit down together for dinner.

We pray.

Little boy blue has us pray two more times while he leads in his Drewberish. We understand a little as he thanks the Lord for Mimi, Mummy and Daddy. He proclaims AMEN with the fervor of an old school baptist minister. We laugh. He looks around and says, “I HAPPY!”


We laugh again. We nod. Yes, we’re happy too.  

So happy.