Revision

Revision is in many ways the heart of the process. I will sometimes work off and on a specific poem for months before I feel it truly says what I want in the way I wish to say it. I was working on a poem and asked an older friend to review it. He has…

How I have been thinking lately

Anyone else ever think like this? I have been thinking this way too often over the past few months and days: This is hard. I’m tired. I don’t want to think or suffer anymore. The world is ugly and getting uglier. I am tired of people hurting the ones I love. I am tired of…

Peaks & Valleys

Seems folks assume my bad days are because of Andrew. But life is just like that: peaks and valleys. It was before 8/13/13 and will always be until death or Christ returns. But God does not have peaks and valleys!!! He is the same yesterday, today and forever! He is all knowing, all powerful, ever…

April 25

1For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  2a time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to break down, and a time to build up;…

My thought for the day

I can be overwhelmed by grief. Or I can choose to let a gracious God overwhelm me in my grief. Today, I choose to be overwhelmed by God not grief. I am so glad that so many enjoyed the album I posted on facebook yesterday. It amazes me how few pictures I have of Andrew…

Anger

Amazingly, I have never been mad at God or the driver of the car. The day we found out about the accident, Ron and I talked with each other about how Andrew’s life was complete. It was completed the moment he died; it was also complete every day. He lived life to the fullest. He…

Surrender

From my Facebook on October 6. I included a few comments from friends in this post to show how amazing the encouragement from friends has been over the past few months. Not just since Andrew’s going Home, but all year as we have struggled with a few major issues in our family. This has been…