Category Archives: familial bonds

Ours As A Blessing 

DAY 16 of National Poetry Month  A haiku about a boy who has my heart. 

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Only Through 

I wrote this in my head on the way to work Friday morning, repeating the lines over and over aloud in hopes of not forgetting them. My purse, with phone inside, was in my trunk so I couldn’t get Siri … Continue reading

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What It Means To Love Without Conditions

The very moment you become a parent your heart cracks open. It’s not just a Lilliputian hairline crack, but a canyonesque fissure, through which your child enters, through which he/she will travel all the days of your life. You will … Continue reading

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Because Cancer Sucks

Because my mother would die just 4 days later. Because I’m still grieving. Because life is fleeting. Because there is someone that you need to call or visit and tell them that you love them. Because cancer sucks! https://thispedestrianlife.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/shell-be-alright/   … Continue reading

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Her Story

Her story ended 5 years ago tomorrow. Or did it? I can still smell it, the aroma of it, in a Sunday pot roast slow cooking on my counter and also in the domestic union of fabric meeting hot metal … Continue reading

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No More Pretend

“I’m done acting a certain way when I’m around him. I’m tired of having to pretend I don’t feel manipulated. It’s his terms always, with no consideration of others and that just irks me to no end. I’m done pretending!” … Continue reading

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 Mama’s Love

My mother lost her physical battle with cancer on July 2, 2011 but her spirit remains in everything good and beautiful. When I need strength, I think of her.  When I picture love, I picture her.  I wrote this for her … Continue reading

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Just Porch Sitting

Ask me what I did on my recent trip to visit my dad and I’ll tell you I spent a large part of the last week just porch sitting.  Not jetting from activity one to activity two and so on, … Continue reading

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Niches

I went somewhere I’d rather not have gone today, to a funeral for the father of one of my students.  As a result of that unwelcome trip, I learned a new word, “innichement”.  Unable to find the definition through all … Continue reading

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On Loving Homes

“I love my family, I love myself, and I love this house.”  My 4-year-old granddaughter recently spoke these words in response to her Papa and I kissing and proclaiming our love for each other and her.  Beyond what she “hears … Continue reading

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