my worth is not found in who notices me

I was a really cute little kid. And then…my adult teeth came in. And then, there was the tragedy of hairstyles. I went from being noticed to “looked over” or the butt of jokes. I won’t go into the unwise choice of getting pink tinted glasses in fifth grade! After most of my childhood, gettingContinue reading “my worth is not found in who notices me”

Coming Out of the Shadows

This year: The meaning those words have is…heavy, transforming, redefining, refining. We are all emerging from the shadows as different people. We will not even be able to quantify the vast changes to our environments, communities, rules of behavior for a long while. It may left to the history books instead of our own personalContinue reading “Coming Out of the Shadows”

Remember

Oftentimes, life is lived in the trenches. The Trenches do not give vista views. The Trenches are sweaty, musty, dirty, close-quartered and tend to lend to a near-sighted mindset. In The Trenches, we forget the big picture. I have been feeling the Trench life in my bones. When a chronic illness inhabits your home andContinue reading “Remember”

A little Disney Magic

I drank the kool-aid. Our family had a special time together at Disney last week. I love being all in in an adventure. Being “with” my family, laughing, eating, and exploring was life-giving to me. The first day I decided that I would paint a collage of all of our experiences there–each restaurant, ride, snack,Continue reading “A little Disney Magic”