Masks

Want to know a secret? Careful -- no one else can hear. Want to know a secret? Let me whisper it in your ear. Want to know a secret? Careful no one else can hear. Want to know a secret?? It's my deepest darkest fear. Want to know a secret? Careful no one else can hear. Want to know a secret? I won't shed a tear. Want to know a secret? Careful no one else can hear. Whispers surround us. From the moment we are born until the moment we die, people speak in hushed voices all around. For each whisper there is a subject and an eavesdropper. You see, you never know when someone is listening and when information is being passed on down the line. So, what do we do? Well, we put on our best face. W

Lessons of one ceramic photo frame

A ceramic photo frame adorned with pink and blue roses and green foliage, sits in a place of prominence on my desk; it is a tangible reminder of pain and forgiveness. It is a universal truth that, as moms, we will have moments where in a given moment we fall way short of the idyllic image of motherhood that we hold dear. One spring day while purging and consolidating all of those things that accumulate in our home during the course of a year I carelessly gestured to one particular picture frame and said, "I don't need this frame, love the picture in it, but not sure why I have the frame, it doesn't match anything in here and it's not my style." My then 13 year old daughter said softly, "I bo

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