Monthly Archives: May 2010

Magnificent

“Love  is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there. If you look for it, I have a sneaking suspicion that love actually is, all around.”  -  Love Actually It’s true, you know.  You fall in love at the most inopportune times with people you least expected and the different types…

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Veteran’s Day

Today, I didn’t sleep in.  As the smell of breakfast lofted from my kitchen and Ava’s giggles permeated the small space, I listened and reflected. To all Veterans, Families and anyone touched by the tragedy of war, Thank You.  I’m not worried about having the most eloquent words, or the best coverage today.  I’m just…

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Miracle.

It has been over 10 minutes of grueling tactics and otherwise feats-of-strength-determination to capture what currently resides on my walls and ceiling.  With the way the wax burner is placed and the small specks of light that are escaping under, when the lights are turned out: I have large, perfect hearts all over my ceiling…

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“It wasn’t MY daughter…”

Like molasses, it sucked me in.  I watched the anger grew to hatred, then immediately to pain.  Then, I watched myself shake violently in front of a tv screen as I imagined hurling myself through the box set and doing something, really- anything to help the person behind the glass. I remember my exact outfit. The…

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The Power Of No…

I’m a firm believer in saying yes, but what happens when the word yes starts taking over your work and personal life leaving you wondering if you made the wrong choice? I’m a nice person. I know this. I’ve been told this by many people. My actions that lead people to this conclusion are not…

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MOFAS Guest Post: Passion For Keeping Babies Safe

The passionate and incredible Emily Gunderson wanted to share a few more words about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and it’s effects in today’s media.  The message is clear:  One drink can harm the future of a developing baby.  The risk isn’t worth the taste, is it? First it was a teenage boy who was living with his…

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MommyBloggers: Profits or Passion?

Dear MommyBloggers, As a blogger for over 8 years and former livejournal-extraordinare, (aka: before blogging was even cool,)  I feel compelled to be your voice of reason and concern.  This post started as I was gulping down pan fried-dumplings and hot tea with @IAmDez and the incredible frustration boiled to the surface as I spoke,…

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A beautiful Love…

Who would give a law to lovers?  Love is unto itself a higher law.  ~Boethius Love, at any level- is something absolutely breathtaking to watch unfold.  There are glances, stolen kisses and talks that go for hours.  On a deeper level: trust resides with dependence and respect to form a place for everything to grow upwards.  I…

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Perspective.

I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days during their early adult life. Darkness would make them more appreciative of sight; silence would teach them the joys of sound.    - Helen Keller A year ago, I was fumbling for the…

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