Minutes

Once upon a time, I believed.  I believed sleep lost during mid-night feedings, colic, and mysterious baby ailments would be waiting for me on the other side of toddler-hood. I believed that my long-lost minutes of sleep would be returned. Then, as each child entered their pre-teen years, I realized I was delusional. Cozy minutes snuggling under warm blankets until I was […]

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Eye of the Storm

I was determined to reach the eye of the storm with minimal casualties. Tension attacked my senses from every angle, leaving me rattled. A mid-afternoon sun burned through the large floor to ceiling windows. Teasing me. Warming my body and taunting me with perfect, blue skies. I should be on the other side of this storm. The security […]

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Reflections

Reflections shimmer, showcasing the child born of a couple, married young. Loved and trusting. Her blonde hair curls softly. A cascade of ringlets, shaped by her mother’s hand. Pretty cotton dresses decorate. Shyness sits in deep brown eyes, shaded by heavy lashes. Sitting in the future of this chubby cheeked toddler is a gangly middle school adolescent. Her head lowered to […]

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