Another Year Has Passed

Another year has passed. I realize I am not the first mother to lose her son. Eve grieved Abel. Mary grieved Jesus. I will not be the last. Many others will walk this road. But knowing these things does not make losing my Andrew easier. What has made this loss bearable is knowing my son…

Narnia 

Early in May, I had a positive pregnancy test at the Crisis Pregnancy Center where I volunteered. A week later my OB-GYN confirmed that I was pregnant with baby number five.  I felt great! No problems.  Until I started bleeding.  At ten weeks they could not find a heartbeat. The doctor did a four ultrasounds…

Good Morning

Last night I posted my Photo 101 assignment. It wasn’t fun or happy. But it was where my head was. This morning, I want to assure you that my head is not always in that place. My life is full of joy! I don’t sit around my house grieving or thinking about grief.  If you…

Photo 101 Day 18: Edge and Alignment 

For my long time readers, there are only two more days of this class. I hope my daily posting of pictures hasn’t bored you. Today’s assignment is: Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice. Today’s Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing…

One Last Andrew Story, or Maybe Two

One more Andrew story 23 years ago today…. We stopped at Paty Lumber Company in Bristol, TN, to get some paint on the way to the hospital. The gal at cash register freaked when I had a contraction while in line. “She’s having a baby!” she yelled. Not yet, I thought. This was my fifth…

Happy Birthday, Andrew

Today is Andrew’s 23rd birthday. He’s in Heaven. But the joy he brought to many remains. My son loved pickup lines. They rarely worked. Maybe because he was as likely to try them on his married dance instructor (a grandmother) as he was a sixteen year old who was just having a bad day. He’d…