What do I know: Letting go of expectations

All I Needed

 

 

In an effort to leave our family’s digital history organized and in one place, I spent hours learning how to turn the old VHS videos into DVDs. Being technologically challenged, this was no easy feat. But, in the Universe’s Divine planning, I was granted an intercession by the techie gods above, and soon the transfer from the archaic mode of entertainment to the current would begin.

First, I organized the volume of dusty tapes into chronological order. Then, by activity, dance recitals, and athletic events. […]

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I’d love to continue to send you stories, and here’s why. Laws are changing

Dear friend,

What a joy it has been to share my stories with you each month and, hopefully you’ve found them insightful, humorous, and thought provoking.

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The tears of a mother

 

 

 

 

 

As I walked into the family room, my heart stopped beating. There, in the middle of my new beige carpet stood my one-year-old daughter Lauren in a puddle of blue paint, smiling brightly. Instantly, my eyes began to sting with the tears that would soon come. We’d saved five years for that new flooring, and now it was ruined. Oh, the joys of being a parent.

Over the past thirty-seven years, the one thing I’ve gotten really good at is crying when it comes to […]

What do I know episode: Asking for help

What do you do when overwhelmed? Do you sit in silence, or ask for help?

I’ll love you through it

As I walked into the cafeteria that warm October day in 1969, I noticed my Mercy High School besties huddled at a corner table. There was nothing unusual about this scene, for this is where we Juniors congregated every day. Then, suddenly, I froze. By the sheepish grins on their faces as they quickly turned away, I sensed the topic of conversation was me.

 

 

 

 

 

“Did I do something wrong?” I asked the group, slowly approaching.

Steering me to another table to talk one brave girl began, […]