Letting go

Dishes and Doors

Dishes and Doors

Dear Oldest Son and Oldest Daughter, I just want you to know that when you left tonight to go back to college and I didn’t walk you out to the car, it’s my way of hiding. Hiding from strong emotions. I gave you a big hug and kiss, but went right back to washing the […]

"I Have Faith That You'll Figure It Out"

“I Have Faith That You’ll Figure It Out”

As a parent of five, there are various problems my kids have and will have. Yet as they grow older, I want to empower them to figure stuff out on their own. I so want to hold their hand and fix it for them but in the long run, I’m not being helpful. I understand […]

An Answer to Jealousy

Jealousy can be such an ugly feeling. I’ve spent too much of my life being jealous over a variety of people and situations. What I’ve come to recently realize is when I feel jealous of someone, there is something in my life that I’m not happy with. Are they doing something that I want to […]

A Family Member Leaves...

A Family Member Leaves…

Today a family member went to live at another home. We gave our 8 year old Arab to a young lady who is so excited to have her. My oldest daughter has outgrown Domini, and the younger children didn’t have a desire to ride her. Horses want to work and since they are herd animals, […]

Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger

I love this imperfect theme. So when Jan asked me to guest blog on her spot I was so excited, because not only am I an imperfect mom, but an imperfect wife, friend, therapist… First, I looked up the definition of perfect, and I found among other definitions, “entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings.” Next, […]

Tatoos and Such

I heard my 3 daughters outside giggling on the porch Sunday. You see, my oldest daughter came home Saturday from college and she brought home new ideas, more self-assurance and a ton of dirty laundry. My youngest daughter came in the house to proudly show me her newest acquisition. She had a beautiful henna tattoo […]