I See You

I know you are afraid. Scared of the unknown, hoping for someone to see you. It’s okay. I remember your laugh. The sun rose every morning as you approached a new day full of adventures. Your heart felt warm, full of color. I remember your first fall. You were rough with a gentle tone. Always [...]

Two Year Anniversary

I know most of you reading this is curious to know what this blog post is all about, and what I'm crying about now. Well, today marks two years since I lost my dad. Yep... it's one of those posts. The sad and sympathetic one. The one people probably tired of reading. I'll admit, I'm [...]

Crazy Pen: Lemonade

Crazy Pen is a series where I will use my creative license to write freely and creatively on random topics. With this series, rules don't apply. Enjoy my Freedom. There is a very well known saying and I am sure that most of you know it, “When life gives you lemon, make lemonade.” This has [...]

If My Eyes Could Talk

If my eyes could talk, they would tell you about discomfort.   They would explain a life of despair, sorrow, and poverty.   You would hear the drenching remarks of struggles and brokenness.  The strong sense of loneliness and lack of contentment. If my eyes could talk, they would tell you about insecurity.  They would rave about [...]

In the Valley

With tears in our eyes, we experience so much pain. We transform brokenness into masquerades of phoniness With death in our path, we mourn the suddenness We provoke evil thoughts, trying to remember hope What happens when Hope seems so far away? What happens when Trust doesn't seem the right way? We question our nature [...]

My Creed

I was asked to write a creed for a homework assignment for one of my counseling sessions.  My counselor suggested that I center it around the following verses: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, [...]

Meet pain, gain hope

I lost my dad about six months ago to leukemia, a deadly cancer that has now claimed two of my family members. This was an extremely pivotal point in my life, but it seems as if nothing changed.  To provide context, my dad was diagnosed with this cancer in January of 2017.  This was the [...]