All tagged life

Solo Cups and Seedlings

At the beginning of this year, I had a little greenhouse, and I started out different varieties of lettuce from seeds in red solo cups. As the tiny plants formed and grew, I got too busy to manage them as well as they needed, and I left them in the cups for too long. Soon, they outgrew their space, and their growth started to be their end. They were becoming root bound, and if I didn’t move them to a bigger container, they would atrophy and die.

When Dreams Die

How do you handle it when you watch your dreams catch on fire in front of you and burn in a glorious mess right when they were all coming together after years of closed doors, prayers, and planning? That feeling is where we are now. We are crushed.

For weeks, we have been hiding from the general public the most wonderful secret... 

Happy Birthday to Our 5 Year Old Pax

5 years ago, my world changed for the better. A miserably tough pregnancy culminated in the delivery of a beautiful baby boy. I lost so much weight while pregnant with him that at times my only goal was just to make it to the delivery day. Recurring gallbladder attacks ravaged my weak body and shattered our financial net. A few weeks early, Pax surprised us during an emergency room visit to get medical help and joined our family instead...

Washed by Grace

The waves wash over you as sure as the dawn of each morning's wake. You feel their rhythm- become worn by their friction. You don't know whether to give in or to fight, so you stumble back and forth...

Saving Gracie

I caved. I absolutely knew better as an extremely experienced bird owner. When I looked through the window at my begging cockatiel sitting lonely in her cage, I thought she had matured enough to sit with me on the porch for a few minutes. I decided that I would cautiously allow it. Five minutes later, it was almost disastrous...

Quick Update

My appointment with my neurologist was somewhat uneventful which is a good and a bad thing. It's great because the MRI did not show a tumor that was big enough to be seen in my pituitary gland, which is what some abnormal blood tests seemed to indicate...