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A Work in Progress....

I awaken last night to complete darkness.  My first thought is, thank goodness it is pitch black, that means I get a bit more sleep before morning shows up.  1,553 more words


A poem by Deanna Samuels – 15th March 2018

It’s a long, long time from when I was a mum of little children… 157 more words


Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is the big day, where everyone professes their love to each other.

There’ll be happy couples enjoying cards and tokens of love and commitment. Everyone is dressing up to enjoy the best restaurants in town. 263 more words


Things I'll miss, things I won't

As a mom, I’ve heard, “You’ll miss this someday,” probably about a thousand times. This wisdom is passed down to me from women who now have grandchildren or women who have teenagers and are done with babies. 516 more words

Family Life

Looking for a Resurrection

I walk past the bike rack and into the familiar place with different eyes today. I push through the first set of wide metal doors into the entryway, past the water fountain and the “park scooters here” sign. 732 more words

Day To Day

How to Kick Fear of Letting Go

The whole day seemed rushed, so much to do and not enough hours to do it all.  It was Molly’s graduation day.  I had an unfamiliar excitement; happy but nervous.  458 more words

Sedona Mother

Seventeen years ago this week, I lay awake in a hotel halfway around the world, staring at the ceiling long into the night. I wondered, with anxiety, how I was going to rearrange my life to become a good mother to the adoptive twin daughters I would be entrusted with the next morning. 428 more words