Blog, Grief, Grieving, Loss, Love, Memoir, Memories, Motherhood, Personal, Writing

The Lunch

Almost exactly three weeks after we lost my mother, my father and I were grabbing lunch one day, just the two of us. We'd decided to eat at a lovely little cafe not too far from where we'd been staying every night for these past few weeks; my grandmother's house, overlooking the beach and the… Continue reading The Lunch

Blog, Grieving, Life, Loss, Love, Memoir, Memories, Motherhood, Personal, Unconditional Love, Writing

A Hundred, Million Worlds

When my son was a child, we said some variation of this to each other every day and every night, "I love you a hundred, million worlds." I'm not exactly sure of the origins of our saying it, but I know that my heart had never before felt the way that it did about him,… Continue reading A Hundred, Million Worlds

Blog, Family, Friendship, Love, Relationships, Writing

A Few Common Misconceptions

(“What Is-es” and “What is Nots”) Here is my little compilation of some commonly heard and easily recognizable misdirected, misappropriated and completely farcical fallacies. They are often perpetuated without malice, but once they’re out there they become akin to Urban Legends without the kitschy, horror-movie bent. If we choose to sustain and bolster these mistaken… Continue reading A Few Common Misconceptions

Blog, Dreams, Family, Life, Love, Memoir, Writers, Writing

Reflectionology

It has become somewhat painfully apparent that time truly stands still for no one. I had recommended that it slow down. It did not comply. I must accept that life goes on and things change, of course. Yet although it's incredibly exciting, it’s also overwhelming some days. And it's not that I'm in the twilight… Continue reading Reflectionology

Blog, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Romance, Writing

Dispelling the Myth

A relationship is an absolute ton of work, the magnitude of which vacillates within our daily lives. If I or anyone else has led you to believe that love, romance or marriage are easy, well then I would like to go on record as saying that this is complete rubbish; twaddle, poppycock, bollocks and so forth.… Continue reading Dispelling the Myth

Blog, Family, Happy, Love, Memoir, Relationships, Writers, Writing

Snippets & Moments

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Emily Brontë It’s in the little moments. It truly is. And in the scheme of things...these are but a few snippets. “Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one… Continue reading Snippets & Moments

Blog, Connection, Couples, Love, Relationships, Writing

Across the Great Divide

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up… Continue reading Across the Great Divide