This is the first poem in a 4-part series on the concept of AROMAS… and how scents can trigger old things. Good things, bad things, Great Things. Look for the next installment on Thoughtful Thursdays.
Aqua Velva and Old Spice under the Christmas tree
Even to this day
I think of you when I
And the short season of my life
when you were the most
precious aroma to me
I remember burying my face
in your neck
your Devil Dog haircut
pricked and prickled
and I didn’t care
little arms wrapped around
Larger than Life
Humor and Strength…
on Daddy’s chest
This one is for all my Strong Mamas who struggle with fatherlessness. I wrote this a little while ago as I was processing my relationship with my dad and the incredible absence that defines his role in my life. You are reading a piece of my heart: raw, hurt and searching for answers. Please don’t judge my dad-I know he did the best he could with what he had… though I still don’t understand his choices and totally hold him accountable. It became easier to accept him as he was when I realized my Heavenly Father was yearning to be everything to me my earthly father either would not or could not be. God has been a great Father to me. And if you are craving the love of your father I pray you will come to know that God is more than capable of filling that void.
This will take about 5 minutes to read.
I often wonder how I will feel
When you die
Will I weep?
Will I laugh?
Will I miss you?
Or will I just step away and take a
out the window
and think of what could have been…
What could have been if you had chosen me,
Wanted to sustain your presence,
wanted me… Continue reading
This post will take you about 8 minutes to read. You’re welcome!
Well Hello There Strong Mamas!
I am so excited about this new system, WEEKEND RESET, I am trying out! I’ve been working it into our schedule for a few weeks and so far I am loving it and I want to share it with you! It’s not my idea, but I have tweaked what I have researched so it works for my family. I do most of my research for mama-stuff on Pinterest, and you can check out my Pinterest board on Weekend Resetting here (and while you’re at it you can follow me on Pinterest here, Instagram here and Facebook here) or check out my post on one of the tools I use to make it happen called “One of My Favorite Insanely Simple Family Management Tools.” Continue reading