Lessons in Love

As the date approaches, when I will marry again, my thoughts turn to Archie and I try to “connect” to his essence. I want to know if he is OK with the fact that Tom and I are getting married. I need to know if it is alright to let go completely of the past.… More Lessons in Love

Lace

Originally posted on Paperhouse:
I learned to make lace when I was small, solemnly winding my bobbins with white thread then working over the pillow with deepest concentration – twisting and crossing the splints of wood, carefully weighted with scavenged beads, never learning so well that my hands could work without stumbling, but working all…

Things I learned about Parenting (while providing equine therapy to young addicts in treatment)

Mostly I learned how many people don’t have a clue how they are abusing their children. I was not a good mother. I was self-absorbed, selfish and self-centered. I loved my three sons authentically but also egotistically, they were an extension of me. I took great pride in the fact that there probably wasn’t another… More Things I learned about Parenting (while providing equine therapy to young addicts in treatment)

Gaining Perspective

(Reposted from August 2014) When Archie was diagnosed with cancer, I recognized immediately, that my entire life to that point had been a preparation for the events that were about to unfold. What I did not know, however, was what I would do with the rest of my life following his death. I did not… More Gaining Perspective