Managing Expectations In 2 Simple Steps

You expect something is going to happen a certain way and then it doesn't. You expect to hear some special words from someone and then you don't. A scenario or event plays out differently in real life than it did in your head. You are left disappointed. You may be angry. You may feel let … Continue reading Managing Expectations In 2 Simple Steps

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Hurricane Melancholy

This weekend, my baby boy will attend his high school prom. What?????  "Say that again slowly."  I say to myself with a deep sigh. I say it again and sit dumbfounded.  Thoughts begin to swirl like a hurricane picking up force in my brain. Another visit from hurricane Melancholy. The storm of sadness that comes to visit me now and again. Two things make this … Continue reading Hurricane Melancholy

Tasting The Bitter To Appreciate The Sweet

Life is all about contrast... You require the contrast of what you don't want so that you can figure out and decide what you do want. You need to experience some sorrow to be able to revel in the happiness. You have to live a little chaos to value and seek out the peace. Maybe … Continue reading Tasting The Bitter To Appreciate The Sweet

The Open Wound

A dear friend of mine told me more than once while we were raising our children that being a parent is like being an open wound.  Her words have rung true countless times over the years. I did get wounded in a way when I gave birth.  The love I felt for these little humans … Continue reading The Open Wound