Category Archives: pain

Desperately Seeking Love

I spent most of my life as a single, having now only been married for three years.  In high school, I wondered what made other girls who always had a boyfriend different from me.  Even into my twenties and early … Continue reading

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Missing My Uncle Mark

The end of September in 2004 was the last time I saw my uncle Mark.  He and my parents had driven up to Baltimore to help move me out of the condo I was living, since I was moving back … Continue reading

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Day 28/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CONNECT

Day 28 I’m transported back in time to my one bedroom row house in Baltimore.  I’m sitting on my Ikea sofa, freshly gleaned of any loose change so I could buy gas.  I was so lonely, desperate to connect with … Continue reading

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Day 25/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: BECAUSE

Day 25 We can’t stand it when we don’t have the reason for something.  I remember when I was young, probably in second or third grade, and I had a math homework question for my dad.  He was downstairs in … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday:: Steady

My soul needs a tether while storms rage around and through me. Sunlight peeks through the breaks in the clouds and momentary calm shines down. Then thunder cracks and lightning flashes again kicking up the winds of anger and hurt. … Continue reading

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Perspective

A few weeks ago, I walked down to the beach at the end of our neighborhood with my baby girl strapped to me in the baby carrier.  As I crossed the road near the pool, an elderly lady with a … Continue reading

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