Smiling and Crying at the Same Time

All I could do was simultaneously smile and cry when I saw my oldest son’s senior pictures. So grown up. A young man about ready to launch into adulthood. I think about how since the day I found out I was pregnant with him, I have loved and adored and protected and cared for and worried about the well-being of this kid. He and I were sitting together when the tears rolled down my face as we looked at his portraits. He looked at me with surprise and patience. I think he’s getting used to seeing me cry every time I think about him growing up and going off to college.

I am counting my blessings today.

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Is Balance in December Possible?

Is Balance in December Possible?

One of the FAQ’s I’m being asked these days is about how to stay in balance. December is always intense for those of us who set ourselves up with endless expectations related to the holiday season. Confession: I am one of those. I do it out of ❤️ for my peeps and my...

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The Empty Chair – Thanksgiving 2020

The Empty Chair – Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020. I have to inhale. Pause. Exhale.  So much to be grateful for.  So much to grieve.  This year as my kids gather, I have a deeper, more profound sense of gratitude than ever before that we and our loved ones are healthy...

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