Days One and Two

I am feeling scared. Feeling completely inadequate. Lacking sufficient knowledge to even begin to know what to do to help Christie save her life. When I found out that Christie was coming, my plan was to love and encourage her. Give her a place to stay until she got back on her feet. Show her…

They Made Me Smile

I bought flowers at the grocery store tonight while I was shopping for something to cook for dinner. I probably shouldn’t have. Money is tight right now, and every dollar counts. But they were the most beautiful bouquet of gladiolus and they were only three dollars. And they made me happy when I saw them….

Tell Me I’m Not A Fool

I have a banger in my house. And I didn’t even know what that meant until tonight, when I welcomed her into my home with open arms. Tell me that I’m not a fool. Christie is my niece. She is twenty-eight, and has two precious children. She is a beautiful woman with dark brown hair…

Fourth Time Will Be The Charm

They say that the third time is the charm. I’d honestly like to know who “they” are and why the things “they” say rarely turn out to be true for me. They apparently have better luck. But then, if their luck were that great, wouldn’t the first time be the charm? I believe it would….

Can You Hear That? Or Is It Just Me?

Do you ever hear voices? You know, voices in your head? I believe that you probably do. In fact, I believe that we all do. Now, before we go any further, let me explain what I mean. Or maybe I should explain what I don’t mean. If you are hearing voices in your head that…

Nothing At All

I knew that it would eventually happen. I live in a small town. There is one Wal-Mart and one grocery store. You can’t buy groceries or get gas or pretty much do anything without running into someone you know. That’s just how it is living in a small town. It’s expected. And, knowing that it…

Buttermilk Pie

I have a buttermilk pie in the oven, and I wish you could smell it. It’s one of the most amazing, mouthwatering aromas. The kind that pulls you into the kitchen to see what kind of heaven must be in there. Even better would be if you were here to have a piece of pie…