This is for you, the one I never got to meet.

I could see your bright smile long before I ever saw your face. I could hear your cries and sobs because you needed a diaper change. I could feel your warm hugs when you needed my comforting embrace. I could imagine all the memories we’d create through the years. I could picture you reaching allContinue reading “This is for you, the one I never got to meet.”

Here and There

This is something I wrote back in 2007 when I was adjusting to college and being on my own for the first time. As graduation season concludes, I feel the following poem is only appropriate. Going off to college means being surrounded by an unfamiliar environment that is filled with so much potential. It meansContinue reading “Here and There”

It’s a…puppy!

I’m a mother of a four-legged friend now. I’m responsible for the well-being of someone other than myself. I’m learning to wake up earlier than usual so we can go for walks. I’m learning to distinguish her occasional whines and whimpers. It’s nice having a little puppy following you around. It’s wonderful knowing she’s mineContinue reading “It’s a…puppy!”

Monday Reflections: Remembering Christmas

This time last year, it was a little over two weeks since I had left the hospital. My body was weak, and my meds kept me asleep rather than awake. I was too tired to do anything, and when I managed to stay up, it was difficult to concentrate. I can’t recall much of the 2013 holiday season,Continue reading “Monday Reflections: Remembering Christmas”

Monday Reflections

Weekends are fun and relaxing. When Monday comes along, we remind ourselves we’re not children, but all grown up. I know it would be wonderful to sit in a tiny pool and play all day, but adults can’t do that. Mondays are for stepping out of the baby pool and taking a dive to swim in theContinue reading “Monday Reflections”

Finding Strength in Sadness

My heart is heavy. There’s a lump in my throat. I’m trying to stay steady. I’m trying to stay afloat. Why did this happen? This just isn’t right. This is hard to imagine But I need to come to light. This fight isn’t over. I won’t let you down. I’ll regain my composure. And togetherContinue reading “Finding Strength in Sadness”

Monday Reflections: Life’s Deal

Sometimes we win at poker and sometimes we don’t. We can’t expect to always be dealt a good hand of cards. When the chips are down, it feels hard to go on. This is why I have my smiling poker face. Smile girl smile Though the world hits you hard Smile girl smile Though theContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Life’s Deal”

National Sibling’s Day: Twinsies

It shouldn’t have taken me this long to realize that yesterday was National Sibling’s Day, but it did. I guess late is better than never. Here is something I wrote seven years ago. It’s about my twin sister. I did tell you I had one, right? ************************************************************* I’ve known my best friend my entire life, andContinue reading “National Sibling’s Day: Twinsies”