Poetry. Healing after child loss.

My Life

My life has included: Pain Addiction Resentment Abortion Loneliness Divorce Grief Alcoholism Cancer Abuse Rape Death Loss Bitterness Anger Hate Disappointment Betrayal Illness Suffering. Some of this was me, some was people I loved. All of it was bad. All of it was ugly. My life has also included: Joy Life Forgiveness Goodness Love Healing…

FEAR

Fear. A four letter word. I hate it! But those of us who have experienced this tragedy live with fear. Not as others do, for they may fear the unknown. We fear what we know. We fear losing another child. Yet, even in the midst of tragedy, scripture is still true. God is still compassionate,…

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…

Memory Work Monday : Responsible

I need to remember this every single day. Responsibility I am not responsible for: Anyone else’s happiness. Anyone else’s recovery. Anyone else’s behavior, choices, or mental health. Anyone else’s financial well-being, living conditions, or eating habits. Anyone else’s spiritual condition. I AM responsible for: My happiness My recovery My behavior My choices My mental health…

Today

Today I choose to trust You. Today I choose to not be anxious about anything. Today is in Your hands. Today I will remember that You are close to broken-hearted. Today I will praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Today I will think on those things that are true and noble and…

Slugs and Evangelism

After I posted pictures of me at the Memphis Zoo, a friend asked me how many favorite animals I have. My answers is LOTS! My top two are Komodo Dragons (which have poisonous saliva) and Poison Dart Frogs. Not sure what that says about me. But I HATE slugs. I use the word HATE here.…