Tag: hope

Duplicity out. Decency in.

I recently held my sobbing husband in my arms as he choked out these words, “I think he’s going to win.” It was the first time I’ve seen him so desperately somber, so utterly broken by this tyrannical climate in which we’ve been living…and dying. My husband became a North American son on April 19, 2016. After taking the Oath…

What do you breathe into others?

“My next breath may very well be in your lungs. Store it wisely, because my life depends on it.
” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible At the gym this past weekend, a woman struck up a conversation with me. I believe she complimented my bag (nearly everyone does) and asked if I’m a quilter.“No, no”, I responded, too…

What a dying mother taught me about living

You may have seen her in the news. And if you haven’t, you likely will. Her name is Ashley Bridges. She’s 24. And she’s dying. What caught my attention, other than the precious image of Ashley and Paisley, was the story’s title: “Mother’s Ultimate Sacrifice for Newborn”. I thought of those words. I thought of the daily and hourly sacrifices…