The High Price of Marriage

I have paid a high price to have the marriage I have now. I have not lost my personhood, but I have given up things I thought were so important to me as a person. Pride. Expectations. The need to control. The need to put myself first. The desire to be heard instead of understanding. … Continue reading The High Price of Marriage

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AROMA PART I (a poem for my father)

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 smell them … Continue reading AROMA PART I (a poem for my father)

MISSED (a poem for my father)

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.