Fourteen Years

I have a vivid memory of a visceral experience of tangible joy, a jolt of happiness in a moment of homecoming. It surprised me because I had only “lived” in Virginia for a semester, but when we drove over the hill and my college campus came into view after 20+ long hours in the car … [Read more…]

Talk to me about Transitions

“You’re shaking. Are you cold?” My husband asked anxiously. I exhaled deeply, the contraction loosening its grip on my body. “No,” I assured him. “It’s normal.” I’m in transition For a laboring woman, “transition” is often the most difficult part of labor. I experienced shaking and sweating as my contractions intensified, crashing down on me … [Read more…]

Ladies, let’s stop aplogizing for our tears

I loved watching Kelly Clarkson sing “Piece by Piece” on American Idol earlier this month. It was a moving, emotional ballad; Kelly struggled with tears through the whole song, at times even losing her voice to tears as she pushed through to the end. The audience—and America—wept with her, as she sang about how her … [Read more…]

When Silence is full of words

I haven’t blogged in a month. And it isn’t because I haven’t had anything to say. Actually, it’s because I had too much to say…but I haven’t had the the words to say it. I still don’t. All I can say is this: I’ve been going through Something Hard, something that I want to talk … [Read more…]