Category Archives: gratitude

Finding My Silver Lining

I did not expect to lose it in the shower. I was fine before I got in. But as my hands gently scrubbed my scalp and my mind began to wander, I considered all the tasks I needed to get … Continue reading

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How Paris Ruined Me

Once when my daughters were young, I had the opportunity to go to Paris with my mother and mother-in-law. Seeing Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, the trip was nothing less than magical. Exploring the streets of Paris, walking … Continue reading

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Searching For Answers I Cannot Find

photo courtesy of bing images and found on: http://iamtrustinggod.com/2014/02/10/words-to-live-by/ Dear God, It’s me, Tracy. I’m writing to you today because there is just so much I don’t understand. So much I can’t grasp. So much grief, so much pain, so … Continue reading

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Directionally Challenged

We’d been in the water for all of 90 seconds. “Wait,” I spit out, “you’re paddling the wrong way.” And then boom-before I knew it, before my muscle memory could recall how to navigate us out of the situation, my … Continue reading

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Fifteen Again

I was unsure of how the night would go, wondered who’d be there, questioned if I’d be capable of making small talk, after so many years. So I did what I sometimes do when I am driving and thinking and … Continue reading

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Advice for My Younger Friends…

photo courtesy of:  http://carmelharrington.com/2013/05/03/my-mind-says-im-in-my-20s-my-body-says-yeah-right/ How old are you again? What year were you born? Are you fifty yet? That’s what happens when you get old! Enough already. For all the years I’ve been a mother to children who could speak, … Continue reading

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Listening to Grace

When I called her back, I had no idea how the conversation would go. Because I thought she’d called to check-in, to suggest we get together soon, spend an hour over lunch catching up on life. I was wrong. She’d … Continue reading

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Family: Stuck for Life

“Ah, no worries,” he wrote in his text, “I’ll take care of it, it’s all good.”  It was the perfect response, what I needed to hear. Because in this instance, like most instances, I was worrying about something which was … Continue reading

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Seven Things To Love About Summer

All you have to do is take one look around my house and you’ll see it’s true: summer has arrived. You can tell by the pool towels draped across my patio chairs, the novels lying about my family room, and … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

If God had put me in charge of the great outdoors, it would not be a pretty sight. Because the truth is, I have tried and failed at growing many things. Plants. Flowers. Tomatoes. Strawberries. So about two years ago … Continue reading

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