July 20, 2013 · 7:24 pm
Do you remember those brutal days in school when the team captains took turns picking players for their teams?
If you were a team captain, or one of the first four kids to be picked, then never mind. On second thought, you may want to read on to understand the rejection the rest of us felt.
But if you were one of the kids picked last, you know, the ones the team captains really don’t want to be stuck with; then my condolences.
Read on. Continue reading →
Filed under A Broken Childhood, Awed by His Love and Grace, In a Kids World, Inner Sruggles and Heartache
Tagged as Allergic reaction, Allergies, Child, Chosen last, Embarrassment, Feeling Alone, Feeling unwanted, Heartache, Humor, Random Acts Of Crazy, Rejection, School, School embarrassment, The Dorky Kid, The Leftovers, The Unexpected, Writing
April 12, 2013 · 5:21 pm
Forgotten Parents – A New Kind of Empty Nest
We wiped bottoms and washed faces,
And took our children to many places.
We cut countless meals into tiny bites,
We made it through untold, sleepless nights.
We survived those frightening, terrible twos,
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Filed under Everythingelse, Life with Chronic Pain
Tagged as Accountability, Empty Nest, Forgotten, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Heartache, Hindsight, Irony, Kids, Life Lessons, Poetry, Rejection, relationships, Sadness, Self-Reflection
April 11, 2013 · 12:20 am
Film Negatives From Yesteryear
“Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.” This had been handwritten on a white board at my chiropractor’s office. I ran into that saying another time that week, which prompted me to include it in my post. Continue reading →
Filed under Author's B-Log
Tagged as Author, Camera, Critiques, Encouragement, God, Life Lessons, Manuscript, Memoir, Negatives, Photography, Positive, Rejection, Thin-skin, Writer, Writing