This life began with trauma. Now married, with 2 adult children and raising a grandchild with FASD/PTSD/ADHD. Navigating this very personal journey of healing with ADHD, thriving after a lifetime of abuse... all through the grace of God.
The Full Blood Moon
Full Blood Moon or Hunter's Moon Call it what you will Acknowledging intensity In the days before My heart ached Squeezing pressure and
Random Ramblings -Part Three
Maybe it's the energy from the upcoming full moon that has me more on edge than usual, but I really don't think so. I can feel myself teetering on the edge of a mental breakdown and it seems that no one notices.
Perhaps If Time Stood Still…
I don’t know how it happened But I am 49. I don’t know how it happened But I am a grandmother. I don’t know how it happened
Random Ramblings - Part Two
Oscar Levant said 'There is a fine line between genius and insanity.' The longer I live, the more I understand the painful truth behind that statement.
Carnival Stow Away
It was August 26th, 1990. The stifling heat and wicked stench of body odor woke me, with a choking gag, from the soundest sleep I'd had in ages, maybe ever. It took me a few minutes of taking in the dark surroundings to remember where I was, what I'd done. Instantly, I was gripped with shock... disbelief and fear. Yet in the same breathe there was an exhilaration that was undeniable, albeit tainted by guilt.
Moments of insanity Chaos, pain, heartache Overwhelm, anger Sadness, loss Are but brief punctuation. A steady heart beats here.
I See You...
I s ee you I know you don't believe me But I do Really, truly I see you You probably don't see me Don't even know that I exist
I am a Proud WAHM (Work At Home Mom)
***Please note this piece was originally written a few years ago. Before Covid, when most families had at least one person working a 'normal' job and it wasn't quite so hard to find a job. Before the cost of living skyrocketed. Before people started getting fired for refusing to be vaccinated.