Honestly Girls

The honest truth about a girl changing her entire world.

My Facebook memory today is from seven years ago. It is only three words; three words that transport me back to a very specific time, place and rush of emotion. It was January 2011. We had been planning for the arrival of our twin babies we were adopting from a birth mom in Florida.  We […]

Regret is an awful thing to live with. That feeling of should have… would have… could have… but didn’t.  Thankfully, I don’t have those moments too often.  I feel good about the fact that most of the time I am a “go for it” type of gal.  I’ve jumped off cliffs, traveled alone, zip-lined, danced […]

Today, Dad would have celebrated 83 years walking this earth. But instead, he is whole and perfect and celebrating with the love of his life in a place of happiness that is beyond all comprehension to us left here with the memories of his warm smile, his never-ending quips of knowledge and a love that […]

I have the honor of helping my Dad die. Now that I read that sentence, I realize it may seem like I am talking about assisted suicide or something of that nature. I assure you, I am most definitely not. My Dad (and I) believes that God is the only one who knows the day, […]

I loved watching Little House on the Prairie when I was growing up. For Laura things seemed so simple and pure. Only two outfits to choose from; the daily outfit or the church outfit. One piece of penny candy was the most special treat. Fires to keep you warm and the shade of a tree […]

I am moving. I am not the first person on the planet to move, nor do I have the biggest move of all moves to make. My beautiful friend has moved several times and with 7+ children in tow. My sister moved her whole life from Japan and packed her every earthly belonging into a […]

As the first few days of the new year pass in the cold and ice and fog , here I sit. Just thinking. Wondering. What did I do this past year?  And maybe I should make a resolution or two? I’m a bit fearful of making promises for myself this year for some reason. With a […]