In Response to the Shootings…

I don’t know about you, but after the most recent school shooting, the bombings in Austin, and the hundreds of other profoundly sad acts of violence that are occurring all too regularly, I have felt tremendous sadness and frustration. Here are my feelings and thoughts… My heart feels so heavy…   When is enough, enough?   What I think is that these horrendous acts of murder ...

How Deep Loss Can Bring Us Together

Upon our return from a wonderful summer adventure, we were thrown into the thrusts of a critical family situation, as Aaron’s grandpa Bob was dying. We spent our first two days back in and out of the hospital. While it was really challenging to witness someone you love dying, we felt so fortunate to have the opportunity to support and be supported by Aaron’s amazing ...

Oh Father’s Day!

Father’s Day, like all holidays, can come with some baggage.   Like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or it’s close relative, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day can bring up unresolved grief.   When I say grief, remember, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your dad has died.  Grief can come in many shapes and sizes.  Perhaps your relationship with your dad is strained, your dad wasn’t around when you were ...

Feeling the fear and doing it anyway…

This weekend I went to Sugar Land, Texas to attend the Literacy Council Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon where my Dad and I had the honor of presenting a scholarship in my mother’s name. The Literacy Council lives by its mission statement of ending intergenerational cycles of illiteracy by improving adult literacy skills and generating community-wide literacy awareness.  In other words, they give adults the opportunity to ...