Last Dance

My Daddy died yesterday. Unexpectedly- but not without warning. He had just been over last week to have dinner with me and my kiddos. I was trying my culinary hand at boneless buffalo strips, (kinda thinkin’ I could bring the same flavor as bone-in wings) ah but  you can’t! You must have all the flavor-makin’ marrow to bring the “finger-lickin’good!” Anyway, he came over like he always did when he could and he hung out with me in the kitchen while I cooked and talked. He told his stories; asked about the kids,…

Big Deep Breaths

Big Deep Breaths I can’t remember life before I had to take them all the time. Trying to get to the top of a breath throughout the day is such an interruption in productivity. Something so innate and thoughtless becomes a necessary focus and all of a sudden priorities get pushed aside for breathing. I actually have to stop whatever I am doing and focus on trying to breathe. I hate it. But, it reminds me that I am not in control, and there are certain times in life when…

Adoration is God’s Alone

I never realized my misuse of the word “adore” before now. I spoke it as quickly as I would have the word love and thought of it in the vein of “am enamored with or so very happy with, like I adore that rug, or I adore my husband! But recently a very painful turn of events forever changed my thinking about lavishing such an honor on any human.  My husband of 28 years shared with me that he was no longer happy in our marriage, and was not sure…