Thankful Thursday: Mending a Broken Heart

He walked in the door from basketball not feeling like himself. “My heart is beating out of my chest,” he told me. I looked at him, and thought to myself “This is really happening.”   I rushed upstairs grabbed the bottle of Asprin and shakily poured some water into a glass. He took the pill and went to rest. When I checked on him five minutes later, I could see the erratic pulse in his neck vein.   This wasn’t good.   I ordered him to go to the … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Writing Me

Three years ago I was part of a fantastic group of writers. We shared our thoughts on life over at Bigger Picture Blogs. The Blog is long gone, but the premise behind it still remains. One our collaborative writing projects was based on a meme called Where I’m From.  So, for those of you who are new-ish to my blog, here's a glimpse of me.   **   I am from river cities and small towns with corn fields as far as the eye can see.   From Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies … [Read more...]

Bigger Picture Moment: 41

They say “age is just a number.” I believe this statement to be true. However, there are moments like when my knees creak as I walk up the stairs, or when I fall asleep with mouth agape while watching TV. When my laugh lines seem more pronounced and the oldies station is playing songs from the 80’s.     Those are the moments I feel old.   Ancient.   Obsolete.   I turned 41 today. I’m on the other side of the hill.   Each birthday … [Read more...]


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