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Month: May 2021

Authentic Self

Over the last week, while out on office errands, I’ve had strangers tell me they like my hair. I smile and thank them while fighting the urge to tell them about my shampoo regimen, and immediately wonder if my Grandmother, the one whom I inherited my firey locks from, also had strangers comment on her hair. I noticed in the mirror the other day that I have her elbows now, a little cap of squish resting just above the middle of my arm. I think it’s fascinating that I can… Read more Authentic Self

Gratitude and Grief

Let me start by saying I love my job. I’ve said before that my colleagues have been like family to me, I love that I get to do meaningful work that helps real people and I’m pretty sure the only thing that kept my extroverted self sane during the COVID-19 pandemic was coming into the office every day. I have said from the day I signed on that I believe God brought me to this place. But every Sunday, while I’m lying in bed thinking about the week to come,… Read more Gratitude and Grief

This is the Day

My 7 year old took a long time getting moving this morning, and when he finally come out of his room asked me, “Did everyone else go to the car?” I said yes, and gave him a hug, since his whole body turned downward at my affirmation. His hands balled into fists and he punched the air, shouting,”I didn’t even get a bowl of cereal! Now I need to wait until later! This is the worst morning ever.” I told him it didn’t need to be, and offered him some… Read more This is the Day