A feeling often accompanied by sadness, shame, and guilt; regret is when you wish you had done things differently in your past. Regret is a sticky-fingered monster that exists only in hindsight. If you’re not conscious of it, the sticky spreads everywhere. If you ignore it, the sticky hardens. But if you acknowledge it, it remains warm,… Continue reading Living beyond regret
On June 30, my wonderful son brightened this world with his smile. One day later, my mother turned 65. Seven days later, she was admitted to the hospital she would never leave. Two weeks and two days after my beautiful son was born, my mother was gone. The increments of time are devastating. They eat… Continue reading Two weeks and two days
We took Mabel on her first family vacation last week! We decided on a road trip and drove down to Hot Springs, Arkansas for a few days. We spent about 7 1/2 hours in the car on the first day. Mabel did an amazing job. She played. She slept. She helped out in the drivers… Continue reading Mabel visits Hot Springs!
I sewed a dress! A dress for little Mabel. I found some lemon fabric online and bought it specifically to make her a dress because she’s outgrown all her lemon clothes (except for one adorable romper she can’t wear until summer….) After searching for days for the “perfect” pattern, I settled on the bubble dress… Continue reading A lemony dress for a lemony girl
Our first Christmas with Mabel was amazing! Mat and I took off from work the days between Christmas and New Years, so we had a nice long time at home with Mabel. She became mobile and quickly started exploring. She helped me wrap presents. She liked having help opening her presents. This was her favorite… Continue reading A Christmas first