A Mother’s Letter

Dear Graeson, Ema, and Joey, I never understood this type of love until I had you. I never understood this type of fear until I had you. I never understood this pride, this worry, this type of need before I had you. There was a time when I rolled my eyes at my mom too. … Continue reading A Mother’s Letter

Joy Comes in the Morning

I was blessed to be born into a family built on a strong foundation in Christ. Both my dad's mother and my mom's parents instilled a love, a reverence, and a fear of God in their children who in turn instilled those same things in me. Over the years I've tried my best to give … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Morning


This last year has been rough. There have been so many ups and downs at times I'm not sure if I can tell the difference between ceiling and floor. Sometimes I want to be the one to throw up my hands and be done. Not just say I'm done, I've had many of those days. … Continue reading Numb

Looking Back

As I sit in my lawn chair this morning, freezing my butt off, I'm spending time looking back. It's a year ago today that I decided to start blogging. It's a year ago tomorrow that I posted my first of several blog posts in rapid fire succession. It's 6 months since I've taken the time … Continue reading Looking Back

More and Less

I have words burning inside me again. Clawing and scratching, doing their utmost to make it out of my head and onto paper. Words that are needing to be voiced, again. I don't want to give them voice though. I don't want to spout off without thought about pain and heartache. I don't want to … Continue reading More and Less

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

As I sit here writing with the smell of a Thanksgiving gumbo scenting the air, I don't mind that my day has been spent mostly alone. Graeson and Joey are with family in FL enjoying food and fellowship, and Ema will be home from work soon. I've had time today to think about all the … Continue reading Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Insecurity’s Road

I'm an alumnus of the Academy of Richmond County one of the oldest surviving schools in the country. My high school was established in 1783 as a boy's military academy. While no longer a military academy it still churns out class after class of graduates. I hated high school despite my school's illustrious history. I … Continue reading Insecurity’s Road

I’m Still Good

Most anyone that asks me how I'm doing, in person, by text, or on the phone, gets the same response. I'm good. Some that probe a little further will get more but for the most part, I'm good covers it. It's not that I'm always good natured, feeling good, acting the way I should, or … Continue reading I’m Still Good

An Open Letter to God

Often I find myself praying in much the same way that I write. Jumbled up, sorta straightforward but all over the place at the same time. I think of praying as more of an open letter to God. I never truly finish writing it because I always have one more post script to add. I … Continue reading An Open Letter to God

Trigger Happy

Like most people, there are certain things that just set me off. Normally I am fairly even tempered and any explosion of anger or other emotion takes a while. Working in a call center I learned very quickly that I have one trigger that is like lighting a fuse, and the explosion is almost immediate. … Continue reading Trigger Happy