Beauty in the Shells that Remain

My family and I recently returned from our annual summer beach trip. We look forward to the wind, waves, swimming, awesome seafood, and of course, searching for shells along the seashore. Over the years we have found beautiful shells in every shape and size. But our favorites are always the ones with a small hole […]

The Spirit of Adoption

When I was a child, my older brother and sister created the tall tale that I was adopted.  Their story claimed that my parents found me in the woods, where I had been raised by monkeys.  As I’m sure this was a common practice of torturing the younger sibling, for a split second I actually […]

Covered by Grace

My weary soul was completely detached from what my mind and body were doing. The deed was done. I couldn’t un-do it. Mind and car in gear, I continued to the only place I knew to find a measure of rest and peace, the water’s edge. I have a thing for water. I love lakes, […]

There Were Complications

I don’t watch much scripted television. The tv’s in my house only turn to three stations; ESPN (the husband), Disney Junior (the daughter) and HGTV. However, over the last eleven seasons, I have faithfully watched Grey’s Anatomy. What never ceases to amaze me is how they manage to make the most difficult and seemingly unbelievable […]