A Voice Stolen

Dear Younger Self, I’m sitting in my living room with a deeply affectionate boy in my arms and another sweet boy growing safe inside my body. I can’t help but be curious about who you were so long ago. Were you anything like this stubborn, imaginative two-year old who is now leaping off the couch…

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Words

Shock waves went through my entire body! “Did I say that?” Oh, dear God, how could I have been so foolish? How could I have said that? My face flushed red and my stomach ached as I swallowed with a gulp as the severity of my words rang in my ears. But what exactly had…

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Life Lost, Love Gained

“You should never be a mom.” “You would be a horrible mother.” Not sure the number of times I heard these lines through my childhood, but it was often enough that these words took root in my life and grew deep.

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First Time

“Hey, Mimi, I read your book.”  I was slightly caught off guard as I began to wonder what prompted my 17-year-old grandson to be reading my book at this time of his life.  My mind swirled a bit as I speculated as to where this casual conversation may take us. 

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I Didn’t See This Coming!

I waited outside the door. My foster children would soon finish their visit with their parents. It had been a month since the kids had been removed.

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Generational Opportunities

It was a hello unlike any other in my life except one, the birth of my daughter. This one was the entrance into the world of her first child.

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Such a time as this…

“And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this.”       Esther 4:14 When I entered my story for the first time I did so reluctantly and found myself quickly overwhelmed and under attack.

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