Tag: memories

Learning to Layer Memories

There is always sorrow attached to remembering Jonathan. But when I create new memories, cherishing and honoring who he was by living defiantly and vibrantly a new life each day what was, becomes what is, and opens me to what will be.

Grief on the Grill

Marinated memories tenderized by time, simmer and sizzle with laughter on the grill. Still tender pink and moist with grief. Yet, each bite bursting with the fresh flavor of hope.        

2nd Annual Photo Scavenger Hunt

Natalie made her first trip to the farm with her class this year and it got me reminiscing about taking Jonathan to the farm with his class. He wasn’t too sure about “milking the cow”, but he loved the wagon ride and talking about…

Patchwork Quilt of Comfort: Wrapping up in the Holy Spirit

John 16:7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. In the wee…

Sifted Box of Memories

The box of meaning is sifted, your fragrance lingers I’ve boiled off the excess and let these treasures simmer in my soul weary of searching for something missing That never could be boxed in.

Dusty Realities

Dreams–dusty realities removing time and distance Like a movement of dissidence, tucked into a symphony of reason. You are a memory that makes no sense, resurrected by heartache, sewn together by longing, until the persistent alarm shatters my dreams to a heavy concrete world without you.

Jarritos Memories

A bottle of memories Sparkling with your laughter, sipped slowly by my broken heart. Silly sombrero on your head, Inviting life with your dimpled smile as cheeks puff to blow out candles. I walk by the Mexican soda at the grocery store and you make my…

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