On Grieving in the Middle of Seasonal Joy

Most of the time, it’s a dull ache tucked into the back of your heart. There are moments, though, that it’s a searing, blazing pain every bit as breathtaking as the day it entered your life. Grief is powerful. It sweeps in when you’re not expecting it, when it doesn’t even make sense to beContinue reading “On Grieving in the Middle of Seasonal Joy”

Infertility and Loss

It was during a road trip, late one evening. I was headed home from an out-of-town visit with my sister. Like every normal person, we detoured at an open gas station, fully intending to buy $50 worth of junk food that we’d never normally eat, because ROAD TRIP, right? I’d been uncomfortable all day, soContinue reading “Infertility and Loss”

Mysteriously, Wonderfully Made

Y’all, I just realized we’re almost at 100 posts since the migration to WordPress was completed last year, and it’s been so much fun! I started a blog as a personal journey back in 2008, when I was a bright-eyed young innocent, just starting out in the big, wide world of adulting. And that, obviously,Continue reading “Mysteriously, Wonderfully Made”

On Grief and Anxiety

March 6th, 2018 dawned crisp and clear. Beautiful weather is rare in south Texas, but the sun was shining and the temperature dipped below triple digits, which is obviously a power combination when you’re working with 99% humidity and misery almost all year. The morning was made even better by a surprise delivery at work.Continue reading “On Grief and Anxiety”