August 2, 2019

Three Part Series: There’s Nothing and Everything Domestic at Work

Part 3: Supporter’s Toolkit Become Someone’s Gloria Today

For myself, I had three main supporters that helped me to get out of Domestic Violence. 1) family, 2) a co-worker, 3) a stranger who was in the ri...

August 19, 2018

You is Smart. You is Kind.  You is important. And, you CAN!

Let me start with this. You is smart. What am I talking about? A few weeks ago I was watching a movie called, “The Help.” (Yes with a family of 11 it takes me years before I can watch anything).  My comments ar...

July 29, 2018

Click, click, and click. My eyes connected with my three boys as the last buckle snapped into place. My head suddenly screamed at me, Two minutes left! I ran back inside and opened the door of my girl’s room. I reached into the beds for my girls and lifted them both up...

June 17, 2018

As I stepped into the basketball arena and down onto the carpet-covered court, I see rows and rows of maroon folding chairs totaling 600 before me.  My eyes scan upward from the chairs, to the stage, to the podium, and the five large banners baring the Hays High School...

May 4th, 2018 Missing Pieces: GREY ZONE

“Thank you for sharing Garrett.  I’m going to step out into the other room with your mom and ask her some questions.  Are you going to be ok?” “Yes,” came his reply. Wow, that was short I thought to myself.  We only saw her for ab...

April 8, 2018

April 8, 2018

Missing Pieces: What is love?

L-o-v-e.  The 4-letter word that fills us, connects us, brings meaning to life, and without it or withdrawal of it leaves one shattered into pieces allowing the winds of life to scatter it into oblivion.  Love. Saturday morning...

March 31, 2018

A few days ago I wrote this quick post: Sometimes our trials help us to dig down and find that grit we never knew we had, and at the same time they remind us to look over to our right and see who we are yoked with....He's got our backs. I need to trust in where he lead...

March 28, 2018

Imagine you are at a museum and your eyes are casting themselves over the gallery of paintings as your feet carry you through the miles of hallways.  Sometimes your feet stop and your eyes will focus on painting. Immediately you see shapes and forms and colors that mak...

March 23, 2018

March 23rd

garrett had a tough swing March 22.  He was lost for a few hours. When he grasps hold of the pendulum and goes for an extreme ride to the flip side, it takes hours for the anguish to subside.  The swing to fall backwards takes mere seconds but the journey for...

March 20, 2018

March 19th

Not much to say about it other than he is trying to understand that life has sadness, has grief, has happiness has joy, has boredom, has meh (blah), has pain, has love.  He is finding the sad hard, grief pieces right now. They are just hard to see, but they a...

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