A perfect season, a time to heal

Some of your hurts you have cured/And the sharpest you still have survived/But what torments of grief you endured/From the evil which never arrived. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is aContinue reading “A perfect season, a time to heal”

A Mother’s Reflection on Rest and Rejuvenation

“What is the scent of water?” “Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew.” ― Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water   An excerpt from my journal, dated September 16, 2013: Soon, I head out on a much-needed vacation that was masterminded by none other than my mother. She and I, along with my two sistersContinue reading “A Mother’s Reflection on Rest and Rejuvenation”

Inner-peace and perspective

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  ~Mother Teresa Today is a new day and for this, I am glad. Yesterday was equal parts tragedy and healing. The only way I came through it was by the prayers and heartfelt sentiments from my husband andContinue reading “Inner-peace and perspective”

Helping the healing process: Miscarriage

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it.  ~e. e. Cummings A person’s a person, no matter how small. ~Dr. Seuss A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Continue reading “Helping the healing process: Miscarriage”

Beautifully ordinary

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~Amelia Barr   Moonlight glows inside to a gentle rise and fall, Heart to heart they rest. Summoned by the dryness of my mouth, I brought with me a neglected water-glass in need of a refill an hour ago and softly shuffled into the dimly litContinue reading “Beautifully ordinary”