On my 33rd birthday, after an ECHO scan of baby boy and a lunch of pho and bubble tea, Sam and I took a walk around our old campus at the University of Illinois. We love visiting and reminiscing on some of our favorite years (most of which we didn’t spend together, since we started … Continue reading The Duty of Delight
After Winnie died, I wanted flowers painted everywhere. I made hundreds of ornaments with her tiny photo surrounded by wildflowers. I hung up artwork with flowers, and I started painting flowers on a huge embroidery hoop stretched with burlap. And then one day I didn’t want to create flowers. I hung the painting—incomplete—and it remained … Continue reading waiting for painted flowers
I’m writing a book. Whew. It takes a whole lot of courage to admit that I’m working on this project. Maybe I’m scared of it not happening? Or maybe I’m overwhelmed by enthusiasm? Maybe I still think it’s silly and trivial? I’m about halfway done with the first draft and 120-something pages in, so I … Continue reading a book!
I participated in Carly Marie's Project Heal- Capture Your Grief - Oct. 2015 http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/capture-your-grief-2015 It was an intentional photo and writing project to address topics with grief. It was super helpful to me to have topics to share about and process about, and it was a very long and tiring month. Here's the compilation of … Continue reading 31 days of #captureyourgrief
I've thought a lot about this transformation. The changes in my head, heart, and soul as I travel this road. Over the last couple years, I've changed. Especially in the last several months. All of the changes hurt as they happen. Some I can immediately see the silver lining in. Becoming more compassionate, hurting with … Continue reading still becoming