Right Turn Ahead…{Slice of Life}

  Funny how a summer can put things in perspective. Paradigm shift.   Bells ring. Students arrive. Nine weeks come and go. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Thirteen. Biding my time. Fourteen. Fifteen. Sixteen. Seventeen. Biding my time.   Then ....   Don't get excited, but....       Too late.   Excited! Even for Maybe.   Right turn ahead? Maybe. … Continue reading Right Turn Ahead…{Slice of Life}

Please Don’t Come to My School When You’re Bald, Mommy: Helping Wee Ones Understand Cancer {Slice of Life}

I have two sisters. I am the oldest. And the bossiest, they would tell you. Whatever.  I adore them. More than they will ever know. I adore their children even more. Their respective other halves are pretty awesome, too, but this post isn't about the adults.  Mostly. It's about wee ones. And cancer. And understanding. And strength. Here goes..... … Continue reading Please Don’t Come to My School When You’re Bald, Mommy: Helping Wee Ones Understand Cancer {Slice of Life}

When Dads Walk Away…. {Slice of Life}

  What happens when dads walk away? As a 'dad-less' daughter, I know kids are left behind to wonder why. Why did he go? Why didn't he want me? What did I do wrong? Why didn't he want to be around? What could I have done differently to make him stay? Or, worse yet, kids left behind think mom pushed dad away, … Continue reading When Dads Walk Away…. {Slice of Life}

29 Years Ago: Slice of Life

  I can't believe it's been 29 years. The fear is still palpable, a lifetime later. Board the bus. Board the plane. Sit quietly, nervously. Waiting. Short flight ~ Miami to Orlando. Plane lands. Board the bus. Recruit Training Center, Orlando.  My new life begins. Uniform issue, hair cut, shots, ushered to barracks. Midnight? 1:00 … Continue reading 29 Years Ago: Slice of Life