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She’s Got Issues

She’s Got Issues

I was probably nine when I  had my first major face-off with one of my greatest troubles. I was sent up to teach the kindergartners their church school lesson one week. I’d practiced and practiced and written down every single little word that I was going to say. But when I got up there, I felt the…

When Life Shatters

When Life Shatters

The call comes. I’m standing in the barn and my muscles lose their strength. My heart, this mother-heart that beats within me, wants to find him and cuddle him close and whisper words of comfort. He’s the boy that made motherhood real for this child-less me. I had claimed children through the years, but this…

Pain Redeemed

Pain Redeemed

A miracle is the redemption of pain, not the absolution of it… The idea that if our dreams come true, we’ll be free from pain is a lie. The idea that if we give up our dreams, we’ll always be empty is also a lie. Only in emptiness can we be filled.

A Tale of Two Girls

A Tale of Two Girls

Once upon a time there were two young girls. One, a tall blonde with honey-colored eyes. The other, a short brunette with eyes the color of the sea after a storm. Their friendship was the storybook kind. Anne and Diana. Meg and Jo March. Lucy and Mr. Tumnus. The blonde had a voice like an…

Big Sister: Second Mom

Big Sister: Second Mom

You know you’re the second mom in a big family when… You start saying the same things to your siblings that your mom said to you. Your siblings accidentally call you Mom. You’re always counting heads to make sure everyone is accounted for. Your siblings ask you what’s for dinner even when it’s not your…

The End.

The End.