Making Me Small So You Can Grow

I have dealt with bullies my whole life. In fact I was just a child when I met the first, and as I learned recently, they’re still out there. Why is it that a few people try to make themselves feel better/bigger/stronger by cutting down/degrading/making fun of others? I have joined two book clubs atContinue reading “Making Me Small So You Can Grow”

Do You Have Time to Waste?

This morning I had an encounter with someone who was being very petty and mean. I thought to myself, “Why? Do you have time to waste on this earth being nasty?” I don’t want to waste a single moment of my life being mean, nasty, petty, or just plain awful! I prefer to spend myContinue reading “Do You Have Time to Waste?”

Abused, Abuser, Abuses

Early this morning I was preparing a speech that I plan to give at a meeting of abused women. I have told our story countless times; to doctor’s, therapists, nurses, friends, to my children’s schools. I have pondered the idea of writing down every detail, so that when doctor’s leave or therapists move on, IContinue reading “Abused, Abuser, Abuses”

Has Spring Sprung?

This morning, driving along a country road (we have a lot of those where I live!) I saw my first red-winged blackbird of the year! Then I saw another and another. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that this is the bird that my family looks for asContinue reading “Has Spring Sprung?”

Will Anything Help?

Back a couple of years ago, when my world with Child #3 was imploding, I was told by an HHS worker that nothing was going to change for them. This child would always be handicapped and basically, that I better get over having any hope for anything else. I was devastated. The thing was, andContinue reading “Will Anything Help?”