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    On Sunday, January 3, 2021 my father passed away. This is dedicated to him. Today Another’s words made me stop……and think,About my own Father and his effect on my lifeAnd as I sat there……thinking backI remember things to make me smile,To bring mist to my eyes Sunday mornings, always the bestTo a little girl of ...
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    The wet tile floor firm against my cheek. If I could have drowned in my tears… I would have removed my life vest without hesitation.   I shielded the truth by turning on the fan and shower water, by locking the bathroom doors, and by keeping this tale an undisturbed secret— until today.   I ...
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    In Honor of Chuck Ballard 1972-2016 April 6, 2016. Saint Francis Hospital. Day 3: My daddy’s fight against colorectal cancer came to an end that night, in a white hospital room surrounded by the people who loved him most. We’d known that it was coming for three days and we still weren’t ready. I’d been sitting beside his ...