Advent: Slowly Tending Our Hearts

Posted December 4, 2023

As a young mom, I had strong ideals. I yearned to figure out all the answers. I admired moms who resembled perfection and I longed to emulate them. High standards seemed virtuous. Yet, high standards often back-fired as I lost sight of my purpose. What my heart really longed for

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Breathing in New Hope

Posted May 10, 2022

“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”  Hans Urs Von Balthasar Standing on the beach, sea breeze in my face, arms outstretched, I take it all in. The possibilities are endless. At this moment I realize I have a second chance.

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Beauty in Change

Posted October 5, 2021

Impossible Blessings I was seven, close to eight years old when we departed New York. All I understood was change was taking place and we were moving somewhere far away. Although crammed in the back seat of our small car, elbowing and bickering with two of my sisters, my young

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Why I’m Okay

Posted August 23, 2021

I’m okay. After my son’s wedding a couple of weeks ago, I wondered, “Why am I okay?” Why was I not grieving more or feeling let down, which has been my history?  As a nine-year-old, I’d race down the dirt road chasing my mom’s car, afraid to be left in

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