Optional

You know what I don’t like? The way doctors knock before entering the room. It’s stupid, I’m aware, to feel this way and I know it’s tied to my social anxiety but still. Because, what? Are you going to say, “Just a minute!” or...

In Case You Haven’t Noticed

I’ve been stewing for the last week.  Reading status updates of people hating on Mother’s Day has riled me up.  The sentiments behind the posts were legitimate – grieving a mother, the hurt of infertility, dreams deferred, rough relationships, and...

Yay, Lent

We mardi gras-ed it up right last night.  Things were loud and sticky and just about perfect. Yes, I thought, this Lent will be great! Cue rueful laughter here . . . Again we keep this solemn fast A gift of faith from ages past, This Lent which binds us lovingly To...

Light in the Darkness

Today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  It rolled off of a night of fitful sleep full of teeth grinding which was proceeded by an argument with my beloved that had been rearing it’s ugly head for days.  Before that was an evening that...

Every Single One

Jac texted me at 7:58 this morning. “Wanna shower while things are quiet?” That’s how we do love up in here- texts sent from 12 feet away. By the time towel was in hand, there were 3 different Daniel ladies screaming and I considered joining them....

Called By Name

A darn cute baby garners all sorts of advice for brand new parents.  Things you must do – breastfeed!  introduce a bottle early!  pick them up!  let them cry it out! – and things you mustn’t – cosleep! use a pacifier! hold them too much! let...