Finally Free – Part 6 (3 words – 2/11/16)

I closed my eyes tight and thought of nothing except the air coming into and going out of my lungs. This disassociation I had taught myself had helped me survive for those long, tortuous weeks. I knew it would help me get through these interviews. I continued to breathe slowly and deeply until my heart... Continue Reading →


Finally Free – Part 2 (3 words – 2/7/16)

A few familiar faces were in the crowd, but I couldn’t find the one I had prayed for, the one that filled my dreams. I slowly let the voices around me seep into my consciousness. At first all I could distinguish was the urgency with which they spoke. I only cared that I was free,... Continue Reading →


  The wind blew with a surprising gentleness, the sides of the tent barely moving despite the lack of protection from the elements. Slowly stretching he rolled over and brushed the hair from her cheek. She inhaled deeply, snuggling deeper in her sleeping bag. Rising silently he exited the tent. Not stepping far from her,... Continue Reading →

And so I trusted…

Years lost to broken promises. Rare trust in anyone's words, deeds. And then we met and the walls fell. Threw myself into you, the abyss. Warnings from you, but I trusted. Believed in you, your brokenness. My heart cracked open. I waited. "Not now," you said. "I cherish you," you said. I chose to wait... Continue Reading →


I've long feared you Your acid tongue Your horrid actions You shaped me into A fearful woman Cringing from my past Never feeling whole Never feeling protected Never feeling loved As I grew, I rebelled My tongue grew acidic Yet my heart was raw Somehow knowing I was strong Despite your words Somehow believing I... Continue Reading →


A year ago a fragile heart was busted open. Shattered. Words that seemed real were only lies. Exaggerations. Protective walls, then all that remained was rubble. Dust. A tarnished angel appeared bringing blessings. Dreams. Without intent a new world opened. Blossomed. Immeasurable changes caused by openness and honesty. Necessity. A beautiful new perspective with a lighter step and smiles. Happiness. Loneliness creeps in,... Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary to me!

One year ago I began this blog.It's been a crazy year - completely unexpected happenings all year long. Some amazing, some growth opportunities. This has become one of the greatest adventures of my life and has provided me with an opportunity to look back and see where I've been.Thank you all for reading - once... Continue Reading →

Smileless eyes

From time to time she sees her - The young woman she used to be. The one pushed down far inside Hidden from those who might see. So few look closely now to learn Those things hidden from sight. The sparkle in her eyes had been obvious and so incredibly bright. Her smile rarely reaches them now... Continue Reading →

Whoever comes along deserves your best

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best you have to give.  - Eleanor Roosevelt Several years ago while I was having issues in my marriage and contemplating my next steps, I began doing some research about relationships. Soliciting details from friends... Continue Reading →

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