The Heart of a Mother May10

The Heart of a Mothe...

How can one define the heart of a mother? It cannot be boxed or categorized or specified Because no two mothers are exactly the same There are those who birthed their own children – experiencing the weight gain, the nesting and the labor pain There are those who were chosen, selected,...

Mother’s Day For The Motherless May08

Mother’s Day F...

As Mother’s Day approaches, I can’t help but think of some of my friends that will not be celebrating it the way they might have imagined they would. For so many, Mother’s Day may feel more like a day full of heartbreak than one worth celebrating. I remember the feelings of extreme loss...

Dear Kids: You Would Have Loved Her Apr30

Dear Kids: You Would...

  Over the last month or so, my 10 year old son has been asking a lot of questions about my mom. Beyond wondering what color hair she had and what types of things she liked to do, he’s also asking questions about the different kinds of cancer she had, who drove her to the hospital when...

A Treasured Possession Sep01

A Treasured Possessi...

My mom’s bible sits on a shelf in my house. It’s old and worn, and the binding is falling apart. It’s a translation I don’t ever read and her maiden name inscribed on the front proves its age. Yet it’s something I’ll always keep. Her handwritten notes scribbled inside and favorite...

The 98 Cent Gift May13

The 98 Cent Gift

There is something incredibly heartwarming about receiving a gift. At least I think so. My favorite gifts to give and receive are the gifts you get for no reason at all. It’s not your birthday or a holiday – instead someone gives you a gift; a small token because they were thinking of...