Archive for journeys in faith

Sep
16

Coming Up For Air

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You still there, Readers? So yeah, after posting for 39 days straight (*pats self on back) I decided I needed a break. And the first two days I took a break and did not post, I did not feel guilty. I felt good, in fact. Rested. But then the break turned into a week, and […]

Sep
05

One Year

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Would that one year ago, I could have had the power of Rapunzel’s magic hair and healing song. Flower gleam and glow Let your powers shine Make the clock reverse Bring back what once was mine. Heal what has been hurt Change the fate’s design Save what has been lost Bring back what once was […]

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Aug
26

Puttering

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Today was my last day of freedom, that is to say, my last day as a non-working mother with my child in pre-school for the day. Next week, Charlie’s school is closed, and the week after that, I will begin a new job. You would think I would have been the poster child for productivity […]

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Aug
17

My Little Miracle

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My Daughter. She’s a miracle of modern science, she is. Here’s the very first photo that was taken of her: Don’t ask me which one is her, but one is. One of those five clusters of cells grew into a healthy baby girl. It blows my mind. I know in vitro is pretty old hat […]

Mar
19

Detours

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The move back home was not supposed to be like this. THE PLAN (April 2010): Greg, Charlie, Friday, and I pack up our world, wave good-bye to our California friends and the sunshine, and move back to New Jersey. Okay, technically Pennsylvania. We stay with my parents (since they have the most room for us) […]

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Nov
24

This Thanksgiving

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This will be the first Thanksgiving– the first holiday– without my father. It will be hard. But still, I will be thankful. I try to live my life with gratitude, and have many things to be thankful for each and every day. As hard as my father’s loss is to bear, God gave us many […]

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Nov
18

Jumping in the Deep End

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When I go swimming, I love to just jump right in. It took me some time to get to that conclusion, but over the years, I’ve learned that wading slowly is not for me. Letting the cold water creep up your body and take your breath away with each step? No thanks. Sure, it takes […]

Nov
14

Family Dinner

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One of my most favorite things in the world is family dinners. Food and family have a longstanding tradition not limited to my family, of course. It’s just that my family is, well, mine. And I wouldn’t want any other. Family dinners are always hectic, with crazy cross-conversations, lots of teasing, lots of laughing. Tonight […]

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Nov
07

Ashes to Ashes

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They scattered my dad’s ashes today. Somewhere in the Teton Mountains, just as he wanted. My mom called to tell me about it. My cousin, the son of my father’s brother, dressed in camo and shot an arrow into the air. My dad’s sister said a prayer. I wasn’t there but I can see it– […]

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Nov
03

Are You There God? It’s Me, Kelly

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Are you there God? It’s me, Kelly. I have a problem. I am sick of myself. I mean, I really can’t stand myself these days. I am directionless and goalless and living in limbo, and well, you know all that. But if I have to listen to myself whine about these things one more time, […]

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