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Memories

My story is coming to an end.  There will be no long breaks and I will finish it soon.  I thank you for hanging with me if you are still reading. When I left off, I had described transferring to a new school and looking ahead towards new goals.  I … [Read more]

The cycle

As I wrote in my last blog post, food simply gave me comfort.  It gave me comfort because a lot of my good childhood memories revolved around family dinner, holiday dinners, BBQ’s and the like.  One great example is my mom’s homemade stuffing that … [Read more]

The connection

Wow.  So I knew it had been awhile, but I did not know that I was nearing thirty days since my last blog.  I know I have repeated it over and over again.  I could say it is because we are busy (we are, very), I could say that it is because of kids … [Read more]

Jerry

My goodness, there is so much more.  And I have another part to the story to tell, but I need to give some background so that you may understand. My parents, despite any of their troubles, liked to help people out.  This included pretty much never … [Read more]

Smile

"Smile though your heart is aching, Smile even though it's breaking, When there are clouds in the sky You'll get by." If there was one song that could sum me up, it would be Smile by Charlie Chaplin.  As you’ve read, I have had my dark … [Read more]

A ramble.

The comments and support I have had through sharing this is amazing.  So many of you have reached out to me to let me know that you appreciate my sharing.  Some of you have shared that you have gone through a similar experience, some of you have … [Read more]

Withdrawn

When I decided to share about my mom, I honestly thought that I would be able to break it down into about 5-7 blog posts.  I was obviously wrong and it will take me longer to tell this story.  If you are reading this and waiting for the connection … [Read more]

The why. Well, only some of it.

Courageous. I have seen many of you write that to me over the past few days. From Webster’s Dictionary online courageous is: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. It is so very hard for me … [Read more]

Ripping off the band-Aid

I have been writing this entry in my head for days, or trying to write it as I still am unsure where to begin.  To be honest, I thought about chickening out because that is how difficult it is for me to talk about.  But I am no chicken and though … [Read more]

Why?

I guess I want to preface this blog by saying that I do not feel sorry for myself for my experiences, nor do I harbor any regret or anger towards my mother.  It will become clear why I could have these feelings, but I do not.  I love my mother very … [Read more]