Lily of the Valley

They grow in the valleys and in the field. They may even grow among thorns. Sometimes, they are cultivated to grow in planted gardens. The lily grows rapidly and commonly in many places. Charles W. Fry in 1881 wrote a hymn titled The Lily of the Valley in London for the Salvation Army. The openingContinue reading “Lily of the Valley”

A Miscarriage of Justice

A Prisoner by No Crime of My Own has been shared north of 11,000 times. This entry was one of them. Reposting the message. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage around the second month. Married to a really miserable husband, the experience was very intense. Just learning I was pregnant brought extreme excitement atContinue reading “A Miscarriage of Justice”

A Miscarriage of Justice

My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage around the second month. I was married to a really miserable husband and the experience was very intense for me. I had just learned I was pregnant and I was extremely excited at the possibility of caring and nurturing for my own little baby. It sparked a hopeContinue reading “A Miscarriage of Justice”

Cotton Candy & Whimsical Things

Don’t forget to have fun along the way! My childhood, bleak as it was, had moments of clarity through fun. My brother and I played in the woods for hours. When the rain came, we’d run outside with our bare feet to dance and be silly. I can still feel the wet clay dirt betweenContinue reading “Cotton Candy & Whimsical Things”

An Avalanche of Fear

Fear seldom walks with me today, but yesterday it was all I knew. The message that is left embedded in your soul coming through childhood trauma is fear. Fear of being hurt. Fear of trusting. Fear of the unknown and fear of the known. But, fear is a liar. I used to believe that myContinue reading “An Avalanche of Fear”