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A Birthday Poem For My Dad

A Birthday Poem For My Dad

It’s that time again, celebration time here That day that comes but only one time a year   So many years, now, I start to lose count – Sixty-five? Sixty-seven? Who cares, he’s got clout.   Pastor, advisor, counselor, Dad Wise now, and weathered, but his health isn’t bad   Yes, the paunch has grown […]

Do You Want to Get Well?

Do You Want to Get Well?

Pity Party It has been a week of abundant stress and limited resources. In so many areas, the “not working out” has outweighed the “going the way I want it”, “not enough” has seemed to outweigh the abundance, and disappointment has outweighed hope. It’s been the kind of week that makes me soul weary and […]

A Year of the Sweet Spot

A Year of the Sweet Spot

2 birthdays, within 5 days of each other. My oldest and youngest children. Yet only one of them was I able to celebrate actually with the child. Having these birthdays so close – DD1’s 8th and Dominic’s 1st – has gotten me thinking about this year. I did a photo shoot with DD1, as I […]

Moving, Losing, and Hope

Moving, Losing, and Hope

I don’t have a lot of really close friends. Oh yes, I’m an extrovert and I’m good in a crowd and can kibitz with the best of them at a gathering, but, ultimately, my really-good-friend circle is pretty small. My friend life is much more “an inch wide and a mile deep” than “a mile […]

The T-Shirt I Want

The T-Shirt I Want

Survival We’ve survived. I feel like I need one of those t-shirts. You know, the ones that you get when you’ve made it through breast cancer? I feel like I need one that says, “I’ve survived the loss of my baby”. I’ll bet those wouldn’t be really popular. Today marks the end of “Dominic week”. […]

3 Days

3 Days

July 31st, a new family celebration Your birthday, the day you were born. But another date looming, August 3rd, – shouldn’t be – A mere 3 days past, we now mourn.   Ephemeral, fleeting; life hardly started Wings clipped before learning to fly Potentiality abbreviated by finality; Hello truncated too soon by goodbye. 3 days […]