Happy Mother’s Day

Today is always difficult for me. You see, I’ve been trying to have children for almost 16 years. Watching all my friends and family members celebrate being mothers is incredibly painful. I’m happy for them, but I’m sad for me. It’s confusing and makes me want to hide. So, that’s what I’m doing.


I’m hiding with my fur-babies


and feather-babies.

They are my children and I love them dearly.

Here We Go

Sixteen years ago today, I met my husband. We were two weeks into Basic Training, it was Mother’s Day, my sister’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Nin!), and the first time I cried since joining the military. I felt a warm hand on my back and heard, “Are you ok?” It was the start of something truly magnificent.

In the time since then, we have struggled, prospered, laughed, cried, and loved a whole lot. I can’t imagine my life without him. He is my rock. He drives me insane and calms my craziness. It’s a beautiful contradiction, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Why am I telling you all this? Because he is the reason I was brave enough to start a blog. And he is the reason that I have realized I shouldn’t wait to post a new blog until it is perfect. It doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to be done. I don’t have to have everything precisely right in order to proceed. I just need to keep moving forward (as the Robinson’s would say.)

So, that’s exactly what I’m doing.


I have wanted to be a writer most of my life. The evidence is in the many journals I have tried (and failed) to keep, the various stories I have begun (but never finished), and the fact that I went to college specifically for writing. I actually completed my college education and will be walking this May.

In order to finally pursue my dream, I am taking the leap into blogging at the same time as getting my first book of poetry published. It’s all very exciting. And nerve-wracking. And exhilarating. And terrifying. Right now I’m feeling all the emotions.

I don’t know exactly where this journey will take me, but I’m looking forward to finding out. This blog will focus on my interests: poetry and digital photos, as well as my trials and tribulations, including my health and fertility struggles. I hope you all enjoy taking this journey with me.

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