Able, Breath

(Trigger warning: miscarriage) On December 2nd, I took a pregnancy test. Positive. Only about 6 weeks along, I was hesitant but excited. The whole year had been rife with difficulty and some personal, painful experiences. This was a bright spot, no matter how complicated it seemed. It was like waking up and looking out the [...]

Birdsong

  I feel a wave of joy thrilling peace in my chest when I call my sons attention to the chirp of finches outside. Oh, to hear birdsong for the first time through his ears. My son MySon Monsoon Monsoons of joy a tidal of sunshine-- Sweeping overwhelming overpowering— Intruding brightness Reviving warmth Uncouth, ill-mannered— [...]

Wild on the Wind

Wild on the Wind

I walked along the sprawling fields,hedged in by pine-covered hills. Sunlight and clouds played and danced in the vast blue. I came upon two deer No, three No, seven Thirteen mothers and babies enjoying their evening meal. I watched with adoring eyes, turned and went on my way. I stopped to look back, light shrinking [...]

Feverish June

Feverish June

Today I'm sharing a simple little love poem because it's June and I found this sweet picture of Spencer and I on our honeymoon. So tan and so young! Seven years ago this July. Happy almost-summer, friends!   I love you with a soulful love Like the steady moon that glows. I love you with a wild [...]

Enjoy life.

Enjoy life.

I am (re) learning the importance of surrounding myself with beauty. Remembering to take time to write, to paint, to meander in my garden, to savor the nightly task of crafting meals. Remembering to laugh with my husband and take in the quiet moments. Remembering to enjoy life. Something happens to me when I get [...]