Here For It

My girlfriend sent me a photo of this t-shirt last Friday and asked if it was too soon.  Perhaps, but you know, when you are HERE FOR IT, you have to BE HERE FOR ALL OF IT!  I am going to share a story without any photos other than the one above because nobody needs…

What Do You Need?

Being Here in the age of Corona, election, madness, strife, stupidity, ignorance, great love and compassion is exhausting. It’s soul-fatiguing. We continue to fight. We continue to say the same things louder because we imagine there is some soul sitting in “the back” waiting for our words of wisdom to be spoken louder. Maybe there…

College

  Being here sounds passive, but sometimes it’s anything but. Big changes are happening in our family again and it involves all the feels.  We dropped our youngest daughter off at college last week and while it was a seamless process it definitely looked a little different than it did when we took our oldest…

Belt Buckles… and other absurdities

Lowi and I had a chat yesterday about her youngest going to college, how baby ducks are my saving grace, and that we’d like this horror film that is 2020 to roll credits anytime, please. We also agreed that we needed some fun and levity and so far the best I have is: I did…

Blessing in the Difficulty

We never have life figured out but there are times that we feel that we have. It’s generally when life is going smoothly and it feels less arduous. These are not those times. And we really don’t enjoy the feelings that we are having these days and so we look to fix it. We look…

The Easy and the Hard

  Being here right now feels easy and hard. It’s easy because, let’s face it, there is nowhere else to be most days. It’s easier for some of us to work from home.  We have all enjoyed the ease of not showering or dressing up for work.  We have appreciated some more time with our…

635 Miles to Nowhere

The morning of May 1 I embarked on a self-created racing adventure to celebrate my birthday and makeup for the fact that my weekend 24-hour race had been postponed. On that same day, my husband signed me up for a 635-mile event called the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee. It seems only fitting that yesterday…

We Are Still Here

About two weeks ago Lowi and I had a healthy, if not salty, laugh about the year thus far. It’s often a choice of laughing or crying most days. I frequently forget that our year began with a beautiful and heart-warming wedding. It seems like all that laughter, love and the kind of joy that…