When I spotted this photo of a 1970s mom holding a glass of green Kool-Aid I knew I had to buy it! I discovered it on Etsy, one of my favorite online marketplaces. It reminded me of that Kool-Aid slogan, which first appeared in 1979: “Moms depend on Kool-Aid like kids depend on moms.” It […]
I don’t remember the day my mother left my father and siblings and the sea-green stucco house on Sigman Street. I don’t remember the fight that drove her to leave. There were so many fights every day, all day long. I don’t remember arriving at my grandparents’ trailer in Downey, a city in Southeast […]
This is my mom and me, back when I was 19, and she was 52. We had 31 more years together. I’m grateful for each and everyone.
Why did my mom have to die? That’s a question a kid would ask, not a 52-year-old woman. I’m supposed to be too old to be this grief-stricken. My mother died in 2017. I’m never, ever going to get over it. I’m just going to get on with it. Get on with life. Keeping Watch […]
When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more, And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair; When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there. –James M. Black, 1893 I spent most of my junior high […]
Therefore I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great […]
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 A year ago yesterday, my mother passed away. Today, I have lived a year without her. No hell I’ve gone through in my life can compare to this loss. I have her […]