Encouragement, Grief, Love, poetry

A New Page – Poem

  Days flutter pass like the wind blown pages of a book to rest on one page which you decorate with happiness, glorious art the colors of heaven drawn with joy, love, future   until a rush of air blows hostile rips the edge from the seam to a page of scribbled pain, stiff lines of anguish, questioning grief shades of light and… Continue reading A New Page – Poem

Family, Grief, Latino family tradition, Memoir, Mothers, poetry, Strong Women, Travel

Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

  Day's flutter pass like wind blown pages of a book, occasionally landing on a chapter of happiness or sorrow. Mom's children leave. Each daughter marries. The hours spent on them are now hours gained to contemplate middle age, not that anyone would guess she was in her mid-life, nor would she correct them. Grandchildren come into the… Continue reading Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

Family, Fear, Grief, Inspiration, Latino culture, Love, Mothers, Parents, poetry

Hurricane Mother

  This quote aptly describes my mother. Now in her mid-eighties, my mom's hurricane force has reduced to a small tornado, which is pretty impressive given that she is legally blind and uses a cane to help her walk longer distances. The white blond streaks in her shoulder length hair, her youthful face, and laughter… Continue reading Hurricane Mother

Encouragement, Grief, Healing, Self Care, Wisdom

How Tears Lead Us Home

  How do tears lead us home?   There is crying from sadness, grief, anger, frustration, and sometimes there is crying for happy. I imagine different rooms in a house, with appropriate decor (gray's, brown's, red's), with soft blankets and big cushy pillows where we can go to cry our eyes out. But I'd gather… Continue reading How Tears Lead Us Home