The Hidden Special

I unloaded this mug from the dishwasher yet again, today: When we first got married, and combined two household into one, we had two sets of silverware, two sets of dishes, two sets of cake pans–and two sets of mugs. We packed up about half of our combined kitchen things in boxes, anticipating that our …

New Book: Thinking Therapy--No to Maybe now available on Kobo and Amazon

“Thinking Therapy—No to Maybe” Book Announcement

I’ve recently given birth–to a book, entitled “Thinking Therapy — No to Maybe”! Some of you have noticed I’ve been writing on the blog less, and posting less. There is good reason. I’ve been spending every spare moment for the last 3 months writing a book which is now available!! Much agony, tea and hours …

“Carry My Coffin” Friends

Husband is a wonderful man who has a few passions that he doggedly pursues. He loves all things wood. His occupation involves working with wood as he builds. He built our house from the ground up. We have baseboards and door frames that catch the eye—beautiful works of wood. This summer, he and I created …

Quote of Rising STrong principal: Courage is contagious.

Rising Strong August 8-10, 2019

One of the fun parts of being married to a carpenter is the ability to mention a wish in passing…and then getting it for Christmas! I told Husband I loved the idea of being neighbourly–I had taken a great book last summer from someone else’s library and I wanted to return the favour to the …

We don't have to hide scars. Article on losing children by Conexus Counselling

Beautiful Golden Scars

Today is the day I go to the cemetery to sing a lullaby to my sons. I write every year to honour their memory. These little ones who I anticipated with such longing and joy. These little ones whose death shattered me when they died. This comes after a birthday party where Husband and a few …

Returning me to myself

It was my birthday last week. And Husband knows me: I like to anticipate goodness more than by surprised by it I prefer much smaller groups over large crowds He hosted a birthday gathering for me with some of my favourite people. They told me that I positively beamed while they sang Happy Birthday to …