A bird perched outside our window sill sings its lovely morning song. The light winter breeze rustles some leaves and creates a swishing sound. Everything feels as it should with no indication something could go wrong. But, the day was deceiving, and we couldn’t foresee the news that came around. The doctors said you triedContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Blue Morning”
Memories of the past three years float around in my mind. As I sort through the trying and sunny times, it’s almost impossible to put all my feelings into words. There is heartache for the loved ones I’ve lost along the way. There is fright and frustration for the storms I’ve had to face. There isContinue reading “Seizure free for one year!!!”
Mom, I could tell you that you’re the best friend any girl could ever ask for. I could tell you that you’re the kindest person in the entire world. I could tell you that you’re the strongest and loveliest person I know. I could tell you all these things, but I’d only be saying whatContinue reading “Dear Mom,”
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.”
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”
They say time heals all wounds. I believe it isn’t just time that deserves all the credit. Healing is also found in our hopes and faith where we can bear the unbearable.
Life begins with an inhale and ends with an exhale, and at both moments, tears are shed. Happy tears welcome the newborn baby. Melancholy tears bid a loved one farewell. While we look forward to the former and dread the coming of the latter, we can’t deny that both hold lovely memories. The beginning brings out hope in theContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Life and Death”
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”