Brutal Honesty

I have to be honest with myself and apparently everyone else. My book signing is coming up on Thursday at the Book Nook in Montague (5:15-6:30). There’s the plug I’m supposed to put in. Now I’m going to get real… I am scared out of my mind. Seriously anxious. Here are some things that only […]

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The Coin Toss

As I tossed the coin I was wishing it would come heads, but it didn’t. It sat there burning a hole in my hand. It weighed more than a bowling ball sitting there. I felt as if the president on the other side were laughing and chomping on my flesh just to say, ‘you lose’. […]

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I may Never Sleep

I may never sleep again…  After a week of chaos, filled with stress, I was so looking forward to this weekend. I was in bed asleep. I am not a heavy sleeper so it doesn’t take a lot to wake me up. It was the rustling of a plastic bag that aroused me. I sat […]

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Alone in the Hour of Evil

It was 2:56 in the morning. My husband was gone and I was home with the kids, they were in bed sleeping peacefully. I couldn’t sleep. I can never sleep when he’s gone. It’s one of the very unfortunate things of my marriage. We both leave a lot, natural busy-bodies, yet neither can sleep when […]

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The Intruder

Not today, but six years ago, peacefully laying in the bed. Sleeping. Dreaming. Smiling. Holding onto my husband’s hand, as I often do when I’m resting. A quiet calm before me. Life is pleasant and good. I’m in a euphoric bliss. Out of the silence of night came a horrific scream. Torment. Pain. Fear. With […]

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The Fear of Mothers

The fear every mom has…   When my daughter was born, I remember holding her tiny little body in my arms and making a promise to God that if he will keep her safe, so will I. I never slept too deep because I wanted to make sure I could hear her if she needed […]

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Humble, shy, or outright naive?

  My mouth runs a mile a minute. Talking is what I do, it’s what I know. Public speaking is enjoyable for me and I never have a problem doing it. I get paid to listen to people and give advice. Holding uncomfortable conversations is something I do daily. Why-oh-why is it that as soon […]

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