After a long six-year battle with lung cancer, my mother finally went to her resting place with the Lord on July 26, 2006 at about 10:05 in the morning. I was present in her hospital room when she passed; in fact, as she took those last “fish out of water” breaths, I stroked her hair and told her it was okay to go, … Read the restContinue reading →
Okay, mothers, I need some help here…
They call them “The Terrible Two’s.” When I was single, I laughed when I heard the term spoken among mothers. When I became a mother, people would often say, “Just wait until the Terrible Two’s!” at which I would reply, “No, they’re not terrible, just challenging.” I didn’t want to claim something … Read the restContinue reading →
Last Friday, December 15th was the end of the fall semester at the high school at which I teach. I get two weeks off from teaching (I always treasure this perk) and it is always my hope that my time off will be restful as well as productive.
Restful it’s been…productive it’s not. Something happened with my Pentium-based … Read the rest
My child-“hood” was not a pleasant “place” to be for me. For me, that space lacked rooms in which to hide when I was ridiculed, bullied, and rejected by my peers. I was always on the outside looking in. It was sometimes a little scary, a lot of times lonely. I frequently felt ugly as my thighs were “thunder” and … Read the restContinue reading →
Today was the last day of the first semester of this academic year. I can say honestly, I truly need the break. Papers, tests, quizzes, exams – if it weren’t for the grading aspect of my job, I’d love it to pieces. I still love it to pieces; I just wish some of these pieces would go away sometimes.
I frequently try to reflect on … Read the restContinue reading →