Soul Mom

Sunday, May 10, 2015

I just want to give a shout out today to the moms whose children are not with them. Perhaps because they made the selfless choice of adoption, perhaps because their child passed away, perhaps because of some other, equally difficult, reason. To me, these women are soul moms. In the deepest part of their souls, they are connected to the children whose hands they cannot hold. To those mothers, I wish you peace on this day.


Saturday, March 14, 2015



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Some things I've recently come across that resonated with me.

The Layers

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I have walked through many lives,  
some of them my own,  
and I am not who I was,  
though some principle of being  
abides, from which I struggle  
not to stray.  
When I look behind,  
as I am compelled to look  
before I can gather strength  
to proceed on my journey,  
I see the milestones dwindling  
toward the horizon  
and the slow fires trailing  
from the abandoned camp-sites,  
over which scavenger angels  
wheel on heavy wings.  
Oh, I have made myself a tribe  
out of my true affections,  
and my tribe is scattered!  
How shall the heart be reconciled  
to its feast of losses?  
In a rising wind  
the manic dust of my friends,  
those who fell along the way,  
bitterly stings my face.  
Yet I turn, I turn,  
exulting somewhat,  
with my will intact to go  
wherever I need to go,  
and every stone on the road  
precious to me.  
In my darkest night,  
when the moon was covered  
and I roamed through wreckage,  
a nimbus-clouded voice  
directed me:  
“Live in the layers,  
not on the litter.”  
Though I lack the art  
to decipher it,  
no doubt the next chapter  
in my book of transformations  
is already written.  
I am not done with my changes. 
~ Stanley Kunitz  
"The Layers" 


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Celebrating 39 years of life today. Happy to have another year to live, laugh, and love. 

What a difference a year makes!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Life really changed for us in 2014 in so many ways:

I changed jobs and finally found the one I love and am thriving in.

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in August and my husband's birthday as well.

Mom came to stay with us for awhile so she can get the excellent health care provided here in Houston.

We decided a second child was a good idea in October after God dropped her in our path.

We celebrated mom's birthday in November followed by Thanksgiving later that month.

We had a wonderful Christmas together.

We finished the major portion of the immigration process for my husband. Hoping to complete it totally by the end of January.

So much to be thankful for, I am incredibly grateful for all the blessings God has given this year. I have my amazing husband, my wonderful mother, my two sweet fur babies and a job I love. Life is good.