Perfect Peace

There is always something to fear. In fact, there are literally 100s of phobias– Aviophobia= the fear of flying (I’m still asking God to deliver me from this one) Atelophobia= the fear of imperfection Chirophobia= the fear of hands Philophobia= the fear of love Phobophobia= the fear of phobias The list goes on. I wish…

Jordan Year

For whatever reason, Michael Jordan’s jersey number has become synonymous with turning 23.  So if you want to be technical…I’m nine years too late for my Jordan year. But I still remember 23. I was young-er, maybe 20 pounds lighter, two years into motherhood and a college graduate. I was just at the beginning of…

Thank You for Being God

It is no secret that I love music. Surprisingly enough, I haven’t listened to much these last few months. Every once in a while I’d turn on Spotify but a few songs in, I would lose interest and turn it off. However, I’ve been stuck, voluntarily, in the house for the past week because of…

In Loving Memory…

Every time I blink, I see him. His smile. I hear his laugh (which sounds just like his mother’s). Nothing can prepare you for the death of a child. Nothing. And what my family is experiencing, what my big sister is experiencing, seems so far fetched…unfathomable. I think we are all resting in the space between reality…

Like a Bird

I have tenants.  Well, more like squatters. I kinda, sorta, knew they were here when I first moved in, but it became extremely evident when one almost attacked me (at least that’s what I think almost happened) and when I noticed a tiny bed for their kids. Yes, it’s true, I have birds living in…

Lost

Fact or fiction: Men don’t like asking for directions Fact–especially when they’re lost. I can vaguely remember, during a trip to Disney World, my grandfather driving in circles looking for our hotel. He could have stopped to ask for directions but he chose to rely on his handy-dandy map (there were no GPS devices in ’92)…

Just My Imagination

Whenever the Temptations movie comes on VH1 I try to tune in. The story in itself is a bit tragic, each member suffering, publicly and privately, with something–alcoholism, drug addictions and the like. I, however, only watch for the music (even though I could just make a Temptations’ playlist on Spotify, but, I digress). For…

Knock, Knock

Yesterday, I was stuck in my bedroom for about 5 minutes.  I could not open the door. I know how to open doors, I’ve been doing it since I was tall enough to reach the knobs. But yesterday, yesterday I failed. I pulled, turned, and almost kicked it down because for the life of me, it…

But God!

It’s the dawn of a new year! Hallelujah! {insert praise break here} Although it has been tempting to join with the masses and declare 2016 a terrible year…I am refusing to sign up for that chorus. Why? well, any year that I’m above 6 feet, is a great year. {insert another praise break here} If I really…

To my future husband

It’s that time of year, again, when the snow is (almost) falling and the signs of Christmas are on full display in every yard and radio station. I don’t believe in Santa Claus– my mother ruined that for me the moment I found the Giga Pet I begged for, stashed in the back of her closet…