Tagged with Perspective

Moment In Time

Moment In Time

I’ve been up at some point in the middle of the night nearly every night since becoming a mother almost 9 years ago. Whether it’s a noise, crying child, dog walking through the house with tags jingling, storms rumbling in the distance or sirens, it’s generally my ears that hear it all first.   A few … 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

Joyous Gathering

Joyous Gathering

From near and far we gathered.   Flights arrived from Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Hartford and Boston. Road trips were made from Virginia, North and South Carolina.   Schedules were cleared, time was set aside to gather together, hundreds of emails were sent, maps and directions checked and double checked, party rentals ordered, copious amounts of food … 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

29 Days, 29 Photos

29 Days, 29 Photos

Inspired by Fat Mum Slim, an Australian blogging mum, I’ve taken up her February photography challenge. Sparing you a photo post each day, I opted to create a page (see above) 29 Days, 29 Photos where I’ll update pics daily. You can leave your comments there, which are always appreciated, and I hope you enjoy my interpretation of each days theme. If you’re … 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

My Simple New Year Wish

My Simple New Year Wish

We closed the door on another year and suffice to say, 2011 was momentous. Much of our lives were played out here in the blog. Open, raw, humorous and honest, I shared a lot. 72 posts were published in 2011 bringing the count of archive posts to 255. 255 posts taken from a Word document, … Continue reading

The Motherload

The Motherload

Remember this? Well, we hit the motherload this Christmas courtesy of our little mystery shopper. I know I was more than a little curious and eager to open these presents. In no particular order, here’s what we were gifted. It was epic. Harper’s dirty socks Coins ($.34) Beyblades Pipe cleaner ornaments (missing from the tree) Antique iron Chic-fil-A cow … Continue reading