Moose and I just returned home from a pilgrimage to my home town. It was a trip I have been looking forward to for months. One that ended up being more heartbreaking than I could have imagined. I lost my aunt two days ago. One of my favorite people I have ever known. Someone who's … Continue reading Ghosts of Piedmont Past
I love Christmas. It is by far my favorite time of year. It has always been a time full of family, magic, and excitement. It is the time of year that I am a little less cynical. People are a little kinder. The harshness of day to day life is softened for a month. A … Continue reading It’s Christmas time!
Monday night I said goodbye to my dog. I catch myself waiting for him to appear- to see his tan coat contrasted against the red sofa as I turn the corner. To grab him when I go outside in the morning to start the car. Over the last 24 months, I have mourned five dogs. My … Continue reading Grief
More often than not, I feel like I am a good mom. This weeks post was going to be about how I can finally see that. I wrote it last week. Maybe I'll post it next week, to perfectly illustrate the schizophrenic nature of my thoughts and emotions. Because today, I feel like the worst. … Continue reading Mom Guilt