A Letter To My Scared Little Sister

I know how it feels. It’s like your navigating the world all alone. You’re confused and resistant…we all are.

Life either supports what your doing or it falls apart. Thats how you know you’re next move. When the terrible voices are loud and the right thing comes through as a whisper, it becomes obvious that something BIG must shift. Somethings gotta change, before your very soul shatters into sharp pieces that you hope don’t cut you too deep on the way down. 

Its so personal to you, but not to others. Its your life. It will feel as no one understands.

We do, though.

We do it, too. We crumble in our driveways, tear soaked pillows, kitchen sinks, into vodka cranberry, the last stale cigarette, and out into a vicious rant toward our Applebees server for late appetizers.

Your journey will twist and turn in such poetic ways. Some of the traveling is easy. Some parts of your journey will be painful. Don’t forget the roads that will be dark, kind, boring, brilliant, tired, and mind blowing. Take them exactly as they are.

Remember, don’t make a hole into a bridge. A hole is a hole. Its allowed to be a hole. Try not to take the short cuts, the adventure is unsteady and changes like the wind. Feel all of it. Enjoy the entire walk. 

I want you to know I’m rooting for you. I always will. Your young adult life is beginning and you are in for a beautifully crafted experience designed by God especially for you. 

When I let go of your hand, I will still be checking on you, praying for you, and loving you the entire way. You will be terrified at times, thats how you know you can also be brave. You are gonna be great! 

We all are ❤

Mother’s Day Is

Mother’s Day is about cake for breakfast

too much butter on toast

hot cup of coffee

surrounded by those you love most

 

Mother’s Day is about thoughtful gifts

created from the heart

wrapped and overtaped

one of my favorite parts

 

Mother’s Day is about honoring those mamas

that once walked here before

never forgotten

I love you more

 

Mothers Day is being grateful

for the mommies who are still here

being together

taking turns with listening ears

 

Mothers Day is about feminine sass

not biting your tongue

with a sip of mimosa

makes brunch much more fun!

 

Mother’s Day is sunshine and flowers

gardening in the yard and yummy treats

playing outside

and earthy bare feets

 

Mother’s Day is sloppy kisses

and ginormous hugs

afternoon naps

and cuddles just because

 

Mother’s Day is little hands and sticky faces

that don’t last long

make a mess while you can

dance to that song

 

Mother’s Day is perfectly imperfect

surrounded by giving

available to everybody

Finally, making sense of this crazy life we are living