When All Else Falls Away

I’m a sentimental person by nature. I love gifts that have a personal meaning, heirlooms, and reminders of the ones I love. Other than my wedding ring I don’t own any fancy jewelry but I do own pieces that are absolutely priceless to me like the small diamond necklace that belonged to my grandmother that […]

Joy in the Pain

I sat on my couch listening to the words of an “oldie but goodie” song that I love. “Joy and pain, like sunshine and rain…” I had been dealing with a lot of anxiety, fear and just the craziest up and down emotions. I wasn’t feeling my best and I really didn’t know why. Well, […]

Who is the Real Me?

I am ten years old. I love to read books. I love to hang out with my friends. I’m one of the smartest students in my class. I’m also painfully shy. In class, I raise my hand when the teacher calls my name, but it’s like my insides betray me. My mouth stammers out an […]

A Perfect Memory

I have a handful of memories of my father. I mull them over from time to time, because I used to have more.  My father died the summer before I turned eight. My mom and I were out for the day; I was playing at the shoreline of a small lake while she read a […]