Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Poem for Some Dear Ones

I know someone dear to me Who exemplifies both strength and fragility All in one life, side by side Courage soars and fear tries to hide Certainty and doubt vie for first place And a myriad of expressions cross her face Joyful laughter and deep sadness, too Hurt and confusion not hidden from view Yet […]

Adventures of the State Speech Competition

I have to beam and boast a little because I’m his mommy.  I watched, listened, and helped him practice his passage for months, saw him win first prize in the regional fine arts competition, and just witnessed his efforts this morning in the state event.  Third place for our dear boy!  I could tell he […]

Still In the Race

“Go BAACCKKK!” my 3-year old pleaded through tears, as we drove home from her brother’s check-up at the pediatrician.  She sobbed and begged to return to the doctor’s office for nearly twenty minutes–all because of a miscommunication over which child would open the door to exit the office.  Tantrums arise fairly often over issues like […]

True Colors

After my post earlier this week, a blogging friend made an encouraging comment, that it sounded like I had been passing through all these exciting events lately “with flying colors”.  I was flattered, but realized to accept her praise wouldn’t be entirely honest.  In fact, I’ve been thinking a lot about things like anxiety, nerves, […]

Checking In

Greetings to all!  I still enjoy writing, I still care about this blog, and I am still the same person.  In fact, the one-year anniversary of my blog came and went last week, with only the fanfare of sharing the news with my husband!  There have been many things to write about in the past […]