It happened when I was playing "little person land" with my big brother. I was around 8 or 9. He had his action figures, I had my barbie dolls and together they made an amazing world within our Vancouver home. Each room was a different country. Dining room chairs were highrise buildings standing amid frequent … Continue reading First Song
you were here for the dark times, you melt my brain with joy every single time you sing. You make me carefree, drowning out the noise of so many, taking all the worry away. You take me to a place where there is no path with the voices of many looming, a place so great … Continue reading Oh, Music
2021 2014 I may have posted this photo before... two youngsters on a first date, dancing in a room full of people and staying up very late without paying for it the next day. Seven years later I am nursing our thirsty plants and he is coaxing our wired toddler into bed. Do I feel … Continue reading Happy birthday Forest
I am wanting another baby and find myself in moments of desperate longing as well as thankfulness that I am not pregnant yet, especially when my daughter has a melt down. People often talk about how challenging the transition is from 1 to 2 kids or 2 to 3 etc.. ++ sleep deprivation and demands … Continue reading Worth It.
When my neighbour asked about my day I surprised both of us by starting to cry. I know her well so it wasn't super embarassing but definitely not expected. "I was just talking with my pastor about theology" I gasped out between sobs. "Wow, it must have been something really deep and important to you." … Continue reading Tears of relief
It has been a while since I have leisurely sat down at the piano but the rare time of being in an empty home drew me near again. I don’t have a toddler changing the settings or demanding that I play Wheels on the Bus over and over again. And Now My Lifesong sings by … Continue reading Making melodies again
I think I have started so many blog posts saying "I am supposed to be working on my book but I just had to write this post.." I am happy to say that I can now freely blog without worrying about my deadline because... Mama Poems is now available on Amazon everywhere in paperback and … Continue reading Published!
Once there was a little rose that I planted in the ground. “Your travels are over little rose,” I said while patting it’s new earth bed. “Spread your roots, grow and bloom for this is your home.” I used this planting experience as a metaphor for my life. After living in 8 different houses during … Continue reading At home in a pot
My daughter loves to run around our house naked. I celebrate her freedom and innocence in our home but when she started flashing our neighbours through the window I decided to pull out this book. (Note: very little is TMI for me so I talk about body parts freely but with respect. Just a warning … Continue reading Private, not bad.
Lying in bed waiting to go to sleep and I get this urge, “delete your blog. All of it.” It’s not the first time I have had this thought. Sometimes I want to erase my history as easily as a web browser. There are a lot of painful stories. The horror of rape, the embarrassment … Continue reading Sometimes I want to delete my blog