When the Soul Breaks

When the Soul Breaks

We went to see the production of the play, Next to Normal, last weekend.  The whole time I was watching the production, I was thinking about one of our children.  When a child goes through the divorce of their parents, something is their soul can break. This one, this...
Anger ~Stepfamily Tuesday

Anger ~Stepfamily Tuesday

My angry words fly like red-hot embers propelled from a slingshot, creating collateral damage for anyone in their path on their way  toward my husband.  I want him to take my side, to set the record straight and do it where I can have the satisfaction of hearing it...
Small Prayers ~ Stepfamily Tuesday

Small Prayers ~ Stepfamily Tuesday

I walk into the room, and morning light spills soft and glowing across tiled floors and a rug of robin’s egg blue.  Pulling back a silky, chocolate comforter and shaking floral sheet, I watch crumbs of food, smuggled into bed after hours, fly through the air like...
Off With Their Heads! ~ Stepfamily Tuesday

Off With Their Heads! ~ Stepfamily Tuesday

It is one of those days when I feel like the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland.  I ready to yell, “OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!”  It is 2:45 in the afternoon and I have been working for two days trying to prepare for out of town guests who will be arriving...

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