Tagged with Lessons

Lasting Reminder Of Our Touch

Lasting Reminder Of Our Touch

Each of our fingerprints are unique. Personal mini artworks we leave behind as lasting, important markings and reminders of who we are. I’ve had the privilege this past year to re-connect with another college friend.  It’s been amazing to catch up and summarize what’s happened in our lives over the past 17 years since we … Continue reading

Circle of Life

Circle of Life

We had high hopes this time for the nest. However the circle of life played out instead. It had been a really fun week watching the three gorgeous eggs be tended to and warmed by their momma and eventually watching the happy couple feed their first hatchling. We all became attached to this new little family of five that had … Continue reading

Better Or Worse. Same Or Different

Better Or Worse. Same Or Different

A kiss last week. Just a kiss in the kitchen. Nothing more and nothing less. While the boys pretended to vomit and laugh, they watched Paul and I in a moment we’ve repeated thousands of times throughout our relationship.    However, it was the first time I’d ever paused to consider what, if anything, was … Continue reading

The Break That Broke Me

The Break That Broke Me

Because life is meant to be shared. Because all of life’s adventures are not pretty and perfectly packaged. Because too many people edit their lives and only share the pretty of life. Because this is our life and it’s not always pretty. That is why I write. We’ve been home for a week. Spring break … Continue reading

Survivor Of Life

Survivor Of Life

People call me a survivor and they do so for all the wrong reasons.   It drives me crazy. Bat-shit crazy.   No one ever called me a survivor until I got a brain tumor. Suddenly, I have a brain tumor, crappy pathology, an undesirable diagnosis, I’m still alive and BOOM!… Now I’m a survivor!   Ding, Ding, … Continue reading

Owning It

I figure if I had the audacity back in November to proclaim that I was going to train and actually run a half marathon, I should go ahead and come clean that I’m not. I tried. I really did. I followed a schedule. I was making progress and I was ticking off those miles. I … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been

Where I’ve Been

I’m not sure how to define where I’ve been. I’ve been lurking somewhere between home, carpool, Costco, a ball field, my car, kitchen and virtually a million other places. Oh, how I’ve longed to sit here and write and oh!, how I have failed. Trust me, posts are there and words are stacked up in my head like rush hour traffic in Atlanta on … Continue reading

The 17-Year-Old Assignment

The 17-Year-Old Assignment

You’d think after 17 years, a question and assignment from a college professor shouldn’t feel so fresh and haunting. Yet, it does. The reason why has changed significantly over the years as has my perspective on his assignment.    Two months into a black and white photography class, sitting around a dingy studio table with all our … Continue reading

Six.

Six.

Six months ago our hearts and family grew. Here are six images and six words recently captured through my lens that celebrate our life. Joy, Peace, Laughter, Tender, Smile and Love each caught through my lens.

The Legacy

In a recent on camera interview I was posed a question I never saw coming. As the words came out, one by one, forming the sentence and posing the question, the hair on the back of my neck rose. My pulse quickened and my chest got tight. Shit! I thought. Fight. Fight back the tears.  … Continue reading

Broken is Beautiful

Broken is Beautiful

I saw him sitting on the stairs, messing around with his brother and I grabbed my camera. Moans, groans and “Quit taking pictures MOM!” were audible as I came down the hall. I assured them it was not their faces I was interested in and they lost interest in what I was doing. I took … Continue reading

Waiting Games

We’re all waiting for something. Whether banal or earth shattering, each something we wait for means something meaningful to each of us.   If there’s one thing I’ve learned writing this blog, it’s that while I write for me and my family, I’ve come to appreciate that what I write affects others. If I’m feeling something, … Continue reading

Patience and Perseverance

Patience and Perseverance

It had been three years. Three years that felt like three minutes once she walked in the door. Our lives have changed dramatically and the challenges we face have grown exponentially in the years since we were last together.  Yet the beauty of our friendship has continued to shine through the years and the distance. … Continue reading