October 15th Wave of Light

“There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms.” ― Charlotte Brontë   October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Day. AtContinue reading “October 15th Wave of Light”

The Gift of One, Simple Day

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.  ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. ~Spanish Proverb (Blog post authored by purdywords) My family is in our fourth week ofContinue reading “The Gift of One, Simple Day”

The Magic of “Three”

(blog post authored by purdywords) There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.  ~Walt Streightiff Baby Girl is now three years old. The days that inhabit between ages two and three are tremendous to watch, aren’t they? It’s like viewing a slow motion picture unfolding before yourContinue reading “The Magic of “Three””

Grateful for the Words: Giving Thanks Day Four (30 Days of Thanks)

“Writers live twice.” —Natalie Goldberg   It’s not an easy story to tell, this life of mine, this journey I am living out now and the paths I have crossed long ago. Despite the trials, I’m surviving and often, I think, thriving even with new challenges thrown my way. This intricate, complex life of mineContinue reading “Grateful for the Words: Giving Thanks Day Four (30 Days of Thanks)”

Making Time for Each Other: Giving Thanks Day Three (30 Days of Thanks)

Don’t wait to make your son a great man – make him a great boy. ~ Author Unknown And mothers are their daughter’s role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. ~ Victoria Secunda This morning, I wanted nothing more than to linger under the white feather down comforterContinue reading “Making Time for Each Other: Giving Thanks Day Three (30 Days of Thanks)”