It's been cloudy and cold all week. Many conversations and dealings encrusted in bitterness and self-indulgence I've had to referee. However, I will not be sucked into a dark cloud but instead shall share some pockets of brightness and joy. I'm thankful for... Cloud coverage on my morning drives every day this week, so I… Continue reading Thankful Thursday
Sadness, frustration, disappointment, and discouragement have dragged me under. I don't understand why people — children as well as adults — have to argue about everything. Everything. Even about insignificant details. And, few want to assume or admit their share of the trouble and responsibility. Life is already challenging and difficult, without the bickering and fighting.… Continue reading Waxing Wonder
In 2011, life circumstances had spiraled toward intolerable and threatened what was well and good. I quickly found myself becoming a single parent to two small kiddos with two on the way. That's right, at seven weeks, I found out I was not only pregnant but had three hearts beating inside me. We went from… Continue reading My Miracle Musings
I'm grateful for much this week. Here's a start: Catherine McCall, for her willingness to be vulnerable, transparent, authentic, and real (when sharing her difficult and raw experiences in her memoir) to help others. The reminder that we still have much to offer when we're tattered and worn. My voice teacher. Tickets to see Sarah… Continue reading Just Tattered and Torn? Nah.
It came to me earlier that I hadn't posted my gratitude list last week, as I had talked about doing weekly, here. Let me delay no more. This week, I'm thankful for: being able to seek cooler grounds, when it's hotter than Hades outside. possessing an automobile to maintain the family's hectic schedule. learning a… Continue reading Delightful Wonders
Lily Chang © 2018 Early last week, I wanted to start a weekly 'thankful' list. Here's why. We live in a world where ugly things happen all the time and everywhere. And heinous deeds, whether personal or not, can impact and wound us deeply. But, those aren't the only sort that influence us. Good things… Continue reading My ‘Thanks’
There isn't enough time to stop and observe what's around us. Life is go, go, go. I'm there. Really, I am. I've got to find time to work, do all the regular household stuff and car maintenance, take care of four kiddos, and write. When it's not summertime and the kiddos are in school, add… Continue reading Appreciating Beauty in the Ordinary