Everything Scares Me

Okay, not everything. But a lot of things. I grapple with quite a bit of fear and anxiety, if I’m super honest with myself and God and you. I’m scared of this crazy scary world. I’m scared that I’ll always feel a little bit sad. I’m scared all of my daily work...

Broken, Together

For as long as I can remember, I have felt broken. I have felt that there was something off in me. That I was needier than the person next to me. That emotionally clinging to the little girl on the playground didn’t seem right because no one else was doing it but I...

Divergent Days

When you are the mother in a blended family, you feel pulled in ways you didn’t when it was you and the original husband/dad and the original children. You all did your thing. You and your husband tag-team’d sports events and appointments (or maybe you did them on...

Screw Up

I’ve always felt just a tad less normal than most people. Less put together. Way needier. A huge disappointment. Less capable of taking care of myself. Not a grown-up. Weak. Lazy. Pretty much a screw-up. As if every day, at the end of my day, I could do a mental...