Mind Mumbles


Harlynn’s Gift To Mama

I’ve really been struggling. I’m leaving for a business conference, and it’s a high-energy, intense 3-day event. The last day of the event is April 9th, and I leave a room of 1,000 of my new best friends to fly…
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Happy New Everything

Another year is fresh before us, full of excitement, anticipation, hope, and motivation. For what, though? Yesterday I had to be at church early to sing. A late night in combination with a head cold and an early morning had…
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The Dirty Truth About PMDD

Many moons ago when I was away at college, I called my parents in the middle of the night, crying. Dad answered, obviously still half-asleep. I asked to talk to Mom and as he handed her the phone, he sleepily…
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What If I’m Not Thankful?

It’s the time of year when everyone is preparing to gather ’round a home cooked meal and tell, one by one, everything they’re thankful for. For some folks, the thought of having to share thanks stirs more angst and anxiety…
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My Struggle With “Awareness”

Among it’s various purposes, causes, and fulfilling the love of fall, October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The 15th of October, specifically, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. I, as a bereaved mother, am aware of…
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Three Kids, Three Parenting Styles

three parenting styles

I have three children. Two living, one waiting for us in heaven. All three children occupy my heart to the fullest, yet I respond to each one differently. Little Miss is my first child, and had her own traumatic entrance…
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Breaking the Curse of Autumn


I’m a sunshine girl. I love sunshine, I need sunshine, I bask in sunshine, and I feel better when the sun shines. The sun is not shining today. However, every now and again, the cloud cover (and in today’s case,…
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Healing: The Misconception


“I just want you to reach total healing.” His words were dripping with cautious pity. My eyes closed and I let out a heavy sigh. He doesn’t get it. He couldn’t, because he’s never experienced it. I grow so tired…
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Turning Pages: Why Moving Forward Is Our Only Choice

That’s how I felt for so long after April 9th, 2013. I didn’t want to turn the pages. I did everything I could to prevent the story from moving forward. There was no point, in my mind, of reading any further into our future.

April Showers: Tears

I didn’t start off on the greatest foot this morning. I somehow managed to hairspray my left eye instead of my hair. It stung a little, but my eyelashes looked amazing the rest of the day. It’s little, absentminded things…
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