10, 000 Reasons

Today [10/21/22] marks the one year anniversary of my first blog post. Yippee! Earlier this week, WordPress sent a congratulatory note that my site had passed 10, 000 views from over 74 countries. I take a moment to salute and thank all who stopped by to read, comment and share in my journey. You haveContinue reading “10, 000 Reasons”

The Break Up

There’s a very popular song that has been out for a while by Francesca Battistelli called ‘The Break Up Song’. The writer personifies fear and breaks up with it. This made me think about all the ‘frenemies’ I’ve had to break up with and the ones who are still trying to hang on to myContinue reading “The Break Up”

Son of My Heart

This past week I watched my coworker say goodbye to her only son of 25 years. To say it tore me to pieces is an understatement. I have two young men myself. No mother is ever prepared for that, especially when it is unexpected. A young vibrant life – now gone. There’s a space inContinue reading “Son of My Heart”

It’s a Love Thing

Today was a tough one. Cried a time or two as I watched the body of a young man being lowered in a grave. His family went home without him. All that’s left are memories. I just feel like writing something about love. Love has a way of causing the heart to beat again. EspeciallyContinue reading “It’s a Love Thing”

On My Mind

A few nights ago, while I was about to go to bed a friend of mine came across my mind. We hadn’t spoken in a few weeks or so; we would usually catch up every once in a while. I was tired but felt very impressed to call him. I have practiced trying to reachContinue reading “On My Mind”

Expectations

I’ve heard that comparison kills. I wonder what ‘expectation’ does. About a decade ago I had this eye-opening revelation that, without conscious awareness, I was waiting on someone to apologize to me. This person, I felt, had wronged me and needed to atone for their sin. At the end of the 20-year wait, I cameContinue reading “Expectations”

I am The Someone

Not long ago I sent a link to one of my post to someone I’ve known for quite awhile. Without thinking much about it, I added the note, ‘ You may know someone who struggles with this’. Later she responded, ‘ I am the someone’. I am reminded of the reason we write, the reasonContinue reading “I am The Someone”

He Didn’t Protect Me

Recently I saw a lot of parents celebrating their daughters. Apparently it was National Daughter Day. We don’t necessarily need a day to laud our children, but I thought the gesture was beautiful. Somewhere during the day , I couldn’t help but thinking about the daughters who were left open and bare to that monsterContinue reading “He Didn’t Protect Me”

Watch or Warning

As we here in the Southeast are walking through the dreaded hurricane season, the terms ‘watch’ and ‘warning’ are very common place in the media weekly. I go over these concepts with my students every year around this time. Primarily because most of them are from parts of the world where severe weather is notContinue reading “Watch or Warning”