Filed under The Joy & The Pain

My Address at Dad’s Life Celebration

My Address at Dad’s Life Celebration

Hi beloveds. Most of you already know that my Dad passed away on January 11, after battling to recover from an aneurysm 14 months earlier. I am beyond heartbroken. This is the hardest moment of my life, and a dramatic emotional juxtaposition to the birth of our beautiful baby girl just 3 weeks prior, bless … Continue reading

Surrender

Surrender

This is a guest post written in June 2012 for Totsy.com. As parents we like to think we’re in charge. We make rules, plan dinner, enforce bedtimes, and create a structure for our families that will insure maximum health and happiness. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, are we really in control? In reality… … Continue reading

Good Times n’ Crows

Good Times n’ Crows

I love this life. I love my job; I love our apartment; and my husband and daughter and our kitty; and the wind that blows over Santa Monica treetops outside our balcony window. I love that emotional outpourings + blogging= run-on sentences are ok.   I love that we spend our weekends doing this: Aspen’s … Continue reading

A Whole Lotta Good

A Whole Lotta Good

Pinch me.  I’m waiting to either wake up or see a shoe quietly hitting the floor.As of Sunday, Dad is out of ICU and moved to his own fancy hospital room with a view of the trees and mountains outside. He seems to be climbing the hill to recovery – albeit slowly. But we’ll take … Continue reading

Tattoo

Tattoo

It’s a bizarre experience to have tears and sadness, yet at the same moment – feel such piercing gratitude for your life.  I suppose feeling truly thankful is the only thing that gets us through challenging times. It is at this same precipice – looking down into a deep chasm of potential loss – where … Continue reading