Archive for June 2016

Instead

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. I say this to my kids all the time. It’s a reminder for me. I can eat two bowls of salted caramel gelato. I can watch endless hours of my favorite shows on Netflix. I can ignore the tattooed girl in line at the cash register or be…

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Summer

This is the first Summer living in my childhood home since I moved out 24 years ago. It’s special to get to be here. So many memories to be remembered that would stay forgotten if I weren’t here. When I was a girl summer weekends meant hard work. The yard would be mowed, the garden…

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Possibility

My son is doing what I always wanted to do. Yesterday he flew to Colorado with one bag, a backpack, and no job. Last year he drove from our home in Alabama to a little town in Texas. He had a job waiting there but that was all. After the job ran out, he came…

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This Place

This is a special place. It’s not just the beauty here. Or the sound of the ocean here. Or the sunshine and the salty air here. It’s not the awayness or that I don’t wear shoes and I feel the sand in my toes here. It’s not just that I’m resting here and not working…

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