Shattered

There are times in our lives where life fades from color to black and white.  Moments that are etched in our minds never to be forgotten.  Seconds that feel like they last an eternity.  Tiny blips on a radar where parts of our soul are shattered.   One minute we are going about our day and in an instant, something changes. Life alters in some way.  For almost three weeks I’ve had writer’s block. I’ve…

Mirror Gazing

When I joined the ranks of motherhood I think looking at myself in the mirror became something that happened on special occasions.  Like when I had to leave the house!   The thought of really looking deeply and seeing myself is a foreign concept.  Think about it. When was the last time you looked in the mirror and really saw yourself?  I’m not talking about glancing to make sure there’s nothing in your teeth.  I’m not…

Finding Faith

I realize the topic of religion, spirituality, and faith can be controversial because we’re all convicted in our beliefs. However, this post isn’t meant for controversy.  It’s meant to share my experience and my perspective because maybe someone reading this is like me.  Maybe someone is out there longing for a relationship with something bigger than themselves, but feeling like they don’t know how to achieve it.  Maybe they feel like they don’t know where…

The Scars of Motherhood: Coming to Terms With Your Children Growing Up

When you have a baby, they send you home with formula and diapers. They give you instructions on caring for the umbilical cord and setting up your first appointment with the pediatrician.  Good nurses will give you tips on feeding schedules, getting the baby use to different noises and different sleeping arrangements.  They will teach you how to swaddle the baby up into a tight cocoon to remind them of your womb.  So many instructions…