Saturday, March 21, 2015

Christmas reunions and such

For the sake of looking back.....
Saturday after Christmas we went to my parents house. This is the second time we have been there since the summer of 2013.
Last year I left this place a ghost town because there were matters weighed so heavy on my heart that to even begin to write here I risked letting them leak onto this space. I am not a private person and I'm sometimes a little too open with my heart. In reality, this is not just my story to tell and this place here that I've shared so many emotions is not really a safe haven. We are always accountable for our words and the stories we share. If not now, one day.

Coley showered my family with wonderful and numerous gifts, as usual.
I made her some cheap felt ornaments, as usual.

I haven't seen this little one since the day they left our care two summers ago. I don't know when I'll see her again. I don't know a lot of things but I do know I love her in a way that is real, in a way that doesn't always fit others expectations.
But I know it's true. I love her.

Hadn't seen Erik in near as long. He's disconnected from me which is natural under our family's estranged state and also his teen age.

And dear, dear Locke. You always stay the same friendly and neutral good guy that you've always been. Bless you, brother! 

Tiny Christmas Day: A very late post

For the sake of looking back and I figure late March isn't too far off from Christmas to post (?)
Our Christmas was quiet, small, just us. No one coming, no one going.
It was the best yet.....
I finally relinquished custody of Barbie's corvette over to Ava. It's been sitting at the top of my closet for over two years waiting for the moment she was mature enough to not break it. I also had to mature enough to let others play with my toys, admittedly. 
Yes, to my shame.... 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Yesterday was our first day of Spring break and it rained so much our yard was flooded.
We all spent the day lazily attached to various movies and small devices, something I notice has been creeping more and more into our lives. It's really disconcerting.....

I spent some time looking back on this space and it was pretty bittersweet. I'm so glad I documented our lives, its such a gift to be able to revisit those images and it's amazing how even the emotions of those days are stirred up! 

 My children won't stop growing no matter how terribly I feed them and I'm just going to have to get used to that. I'll also need to be more mindful of capturing the heart of this time because literally, I shut my eyes out of exhaustion and a year went by.....

 Well, I'm rested now 
 and I've put some things and people behind me that kept me tired.
I hope to be me again, actually I hope to be a little better.