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.
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 see 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.
Thor - Our Guardian at The Gate
Unless you're a farmer, you likely don't recognize the value of a really good farm dog. You probably haven't even considered what a farmer needs in a dog. Most families just look for a hound that is going to fit into their lifestyle, be a loyal companion, at the very least, alert them to, and at best, protect them from intruders.
Where The Sky's The Limit
The brilliant hues of a brand new dawn Orange pink and purple light Casting an almost eerie glow Over all it touches Chasing away the darkness of the night
No 'Run of the Mill' Jobs Here
In 2004, I walked away from my traditional job, with benefits and guaranteed paychecks every two weeks, as long as I put in my shifts. It was a precarious leap of faith, but one for which I have no regrets.