Honestly Girls

The honest truth about a girl changing her entire world.

Today was the first time, amidst these 8 + weeks of “sheltering in place” “staying home” “quarantining” – today was the first day I cried. And I had to really think about what it is that made so much emotion swell up within me – enough to make me cry? Today, my 8 year old […]

I don’t really like confrontation. I am a person who needs time to think through and gather my thoughts before responding. I’m not typically quick on my feet to come back with an appropriate answer or quip or pun. When I was managing people in the business world, I liked to have my thoughts bullet-pointed […]

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 […]

Dear Charlie, From the time I was a little girl, I spun tales of make believe about you. I kissed my dolls and prayed that God would make my dreams come true. When Dad and I first married, it seemed you might never come; We lost an angel and I grieved, thinking maybe I wasn’t meant […]