It’s now the year 2018. A revolution is coming. A movement, in fact, where we no longer throw out empty words. Words such as “Let me know if you need anything?” or “Is there is anything I can do?” when a friend is in need. We all know where those words end up. They fall […]
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It is in this moment that I’ll remind myself, as I’ve done many times before, that I’ve actually already received every single one of these gifts. I don’t need them; they’re already mine. They may bury themselves down deep inside sometimes, but they’re there.
I’m lucky that in the span of our conversation, we bridged the gap that had formed between us. We could try again. And this time, we started over with the understanding that we were different. We started over knowing that we could be completely ourselves with one another; that we had the permission to disagree.
I don’t have to follow this unspoken rule of this Get a Gift, Give a Gift. It’s the sole reason why I don’t like gift giving. It feels forced and unauthentic. Last year, I decided to break the unspoken rule on a test run. It was marvelous.
We don’t ask anyone to bring anything other than themselves. Most people are relieved to not have another thing on their to-do list. They walk in with a sort of a relaxed swagger and grin on their face—just happy and grateful to take part and be taken care of for a couple of hours.
We cling to our coffee with our phone in hand to relay our struggles, and we can miss the opportunities to gather around other women who understand the frustrations over that cup of coffee, in the same room, and leave our phones in the diaper bag.
Forgive me, but please know that I am trying my best. I’m finishing college and caring for my family and working to create a stable, happy life for them. With the support of a loving husband, I am finding more and more about me that I love. I am raising your grandsons to be thoughtful […]
If you want to continue to use your social media accounts to stand out as the “real” mom in the midst of the posed, filtered masses, by all means, you do you. But don’t expect me to join in. Instead, you’ll find me over here posting about how perfect my life is, because those are […]
Now that my youngest is in school, I realize the days were long, but the years were short. I’m so thankful looking back for the lazy days at the playground and the hours spent in a rocking chair with my babies. With kids in high school, middle school, and elementary now, things move at a […]
Here’s the deal. I am a what-you-see-is-what-you-get person. I don’t hide the bad: I roll it right on out there. Everyone who knows me, knows my crap. The good, the bad, the ugly, the fantastic, the insane, the beautiful, the gross and the crazy that is my life. I am who I am. And my […]