Living for the Mirage

The finish line on the bumpy road we have traveled since the flood is finally within view; it is no longer a mirage beckoning me before disappearing as soon as I get near. I can see where we are going and we are slowly making it there sometimes with a few steps back but always…

Dissolution of Fear

A new year has dawned and as I put away the last of the Christmas decorations, I feel a sense of cleansing; a new year to tackle things not accomplished in the previous one. For me, 2013 represented struggle but also personal growth. Much of my struggle revolved around fear and then I noticed the…

Wide Open Spaces

Day three of kindergarten and my daughter is quickly growing up. The first day of school I walked her to class, the second day I dropped her off and a fifth grader walked her to class and today I dropped her off and she walked herself to class…with me watching her all the way to…