This has been such a hard blog to write. Once we put something out there on paper/blogland it somehow holds us to accountability, but I've done the "looking WAY back," "looking back" and now it's time to set nostalgia aside for a minute and take a deep breath to look ahead. This is not a … Continue reading Looking Ahead. With the Heart.
The clock ticks 6:01am and I find myself, for the first time in a long time, awake, coffee in hand, sitting downstairs with my computer on my lap and a desire to write in my heart. It's been awhile, and this post in particular has been put off for sometime. Part 1 and 2 focused … Continue reading Part 3: Where we are today, right now…
I remember that day so well. It had been raining for days. A tropical storm was upon us. The girls had been out of school Thursday, Friday, and we were on the backside of the weekend. I had been in bed since Wednesday. The girls thought I hurt my back and helped papi "take care … Continue reading My Boy. Sweet Baby Ezra.
“The plans of the LORD stand firm forever” (Psalm 33:11) Once upon a time I was engaged to a man who wasn't Alan. Fall, 2001 I was 19, but before I tell that story, I should back up a little bit. When I was 17 I got a job at a coffee shop, Jitters. This … Continue reading That time I was engaged to a drug dealer.
Written September 11, 2015 (www.alanandjackie.blogspot.com) Freedom (photo credit: http://www.wtcnc.org/tag/world-trade-center-building) I will never forget. I was 19. I had two jobs. I worked for my grandparents construction company and I had just helped my mom and stepdad launch their new business venture. It was 7am on that Friday morning and as I walked into the workplace I … Continue reading Freedom
The last year has been, what I continue to refer to as "the transition," ad nauseum. I am personally sick of hearing myself use those two little words strung together every time some one asks me how it's going. The truth is, I am realizing, we are always in somewhat of a transition. As people … Continue reading One Year Later Part 2: Looking (one year) Back
I’ve been writing this post in my head for weeks. Continually putting off the inevitable. Pushing the words back down as they’ve dared to break the sound barrier and be spoken into existence. Reflect: To think deeply and carefully about something or someone. synonyms: think about, give thought to, consider, give consideration to, review, mull … Continue reading One Year Later Part 1: Looking (Way) Back