Children & Parenting · Grieving · Poetry · Singleness · Women

A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

It sprang on me suddenly – This unexpected ache for Little arms twined about my neck And a sweet, childish voice calling me Mama.   It came to me from that dream – That rush of love and peace From wrapping a small one In my arms – His unexpected affection Melting away the ever-present… Continue reading A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms

Grieving · Poetry · Relationship

You Gave My Wings Strength to Soar Again

The last year at my old school – the year when Covid struck – our counselor gave us the beautiful theme of “Together we rise.” Earlier in the year before the shutdown happened, every student in the school painted a feather, which she then assembled into giant multi-colored wings which were put on display in… Continue reading You Gave My Wings Strength to Soar Again

Current Events · Daily Living · Grieving · Whispers of Faith

Anxiety, Control & Blame: The Pandemic Picture without God

It’s been sixteen months and counting since the Covid pandemic turned our lives upside down. And we are an exhausted people. We’re exhausted of the tragedy of sickness and death. We’re exhausted of mask and vaccine debates. We’re exhausted of trying to figure out the “right thing to do,” especially when someone we love disagrees… Continue reading Anxiety, Control & Blame: The Pandemic Picture without God