I Am My Children’s Priest(ess)

It was the first thing I did when we started our at-home learning this year, I grabbed their three fledgling hearts and circled them with me on the living room rug and then my mama-body just had all these exhort-emotions lifting up from the soul and I spoke them strong and softly fierce-like over their growing heads---purposed Spirit-words that I don't even exactly remember now, but truly carried the essence and flavor of inspiring these God-sons into becoming more of who they are. Next to all [ read more... ]

In which I am almost all the way burned out.

My Liberty-friend tells me it's one of the most beautiful things about me, the way I dive into life and everything with both feet AND headfirst - quite an acrobatic achievement, I can assure you. But, she also tells me that this strength of mine can be very hard on my soul, that if I'm not cautious, over time, this unsustainable diving and jumping will make me be weak. She told me this because we talked yesterday after I sent her this exact text message: "I'm burned out. I lost my freaking shit today. [ read more... ]

12 Years and Why Are We Married Again?

There once was this man who bent himself over our married-feet and prophesied that thousands and thousands would gather around our married-love, but we didn't have much time to reflect on his seer-like vision because shorter then a month later our love shattered into a million little shard-sharp pieces. Oh. Well . . . we didn't see that coming. And our married-eyes still look back and marvel that we decided---in spite of ourselves and our choices and our circumstances---that neither of us was "going" [ read more... ]

Quotable Family

"It is such a great thing to wake up and look over at you . . . I love you Erika!"  ~ Austin I heard his quiet leaving before the sun-up, the early-waking-working-man slips around like a ninja collecting clothes and various bits for the day. He's gone and I stretch out full across the bed and miss his warmth . . . I miss his warmth just until the text message ring comes to my phone and his love words greet my still sleepy vision, "It is such a great thing to wake up and look over at you . . [ read more... ]