Memories #1 and #2: Finding Tiny Kitty a New Home (And Passing Checkpoint #3 in Duolingo)

Memories #1 and #2: Finding Tiny Kitty a New Home (And Passing Checkpoint #3 in Duolingo)

After six beautiful weeks, we found tiny kitty a new home where there are no birdies to eat. And not just any home–this weekend, we drove Tiny Kitty across Florida to my dear friend Gracie, her thoughtful son, and her exceptional cat (Puck).

I couldn’t ask for a better home for him to grow and thrive. Sometimes, the hard way is the right way. Continue reading Memories #1 and #2: Finding Tiny Kitty a New Home (And Passing Checkpoint #3 in Duolingo)

On Healthy Relationships: Maybe Love *Should* Be Conditional

On Healthy Relationships: Maybe Love *Should* Be Conditional

When I was younger, the most romantic thought in my head was that someone could love me unconditionally, in spite of all my flaws and faults and myriad poor life choices–so I made that my goal in my endeavors. To be able to love people (friends, family, romantic partners) without conditions. That road? The road of absolute, unconditional, “I will do anything, put up with anything, sacrifice anything for you” kind of love? That road leads to unhealthy relationships. Continue reading On Healthy Relationships: Maybe Love *Should* Be Conditional

Death Diaries: Part Two – The Redemption Arc

Death Diaries: Part Two – The Redemption Arc

On Friday, we drove sixteen hours to return home from Arkansas to Florida.

This second trip was largely for Jason.

Sara Lou had called again last week, this time to tell us that Randy was in a hospice center, not dissimilar from my mother’s, and that he’d taken a turn.

This time, he was actively dying.

I swear, only Jason can visit a dying man and instill in him a powerful will to live. Continue reading Death Diaries: Part Two – The Redemption Arc