The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice

One year ago today, I heard my mom's voice for the last time. She wasn't speaking too much that Sunday. She winked at me and slept a lot. My Godmother came to visit and it woke my Mom right up. The two were like sisters. Mom was eight years younger than Aunt MaryJane. As first … Continue reading The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice

Loving the Moment and Loving the Meh of Mother’s Day

Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day. I’m drinking out of my Mom’s cup this morning. On the inside, it says ‘love the moment.’ How fitting for today. Complicated. That’s what today is for me. The first Mother’s Day without my mom and the looming anniversary of her death have made the last few weeks…complicated. There … Continue reading Loving the Moment and Loving the Meh of Mother’s Day

Want to Soothe Your Soul? Dance in the Kitchen

My kitchen is one of crumbs and clutter somedays and somedays it's pristinely kept. Somedays delicious aromas waft about when you come in the door and somedays all you can smell is the grease from french fries because it’s carry-out night. Every day though, every day you will hear music. And every day there is … Continue reading Want to Soothe Your Soul? Dance in the Kitchen