One small seed can grow into a tree that holds the history of everything that happened to it. — Bernice Nicholson. After years of putting this off, coming up with every excuse in the book, I have decided to throw myself out into the world and allow pieces of myself to be seen and experienced … Continue reading The Nervous Writer
Like the core of an apple, you discarded after you had consumed what you needed and dropped along the road while you continued your journey, she was left bare and exposed in the burning sun. Unbeknownst to you, an animal came by and picked her up. Again she was consumed, leaving nothing but one tiny … Continue reading The Apple Tree
I woke up this morning filled with millions of emotions trying to find their own words in all the sentences running through my mind. I am overwhelmed by memories, research, reflections of yesterday and a combination of concerns and hopefulness for tomorrow. So much so that I have sat here in front of my laptop … Continue reading The power of the spoken word
July 8th, 2016.... I wrote and posted this on Facebook, this post encouraged me to share more of my writing and embrace my inner wordsmith. I have not edited it or "fixed it" in any way because I believe we should treasure where we began and continue to grow without continually criticizing ourselves for our … Continue reading Remember…
Compassion: The application of love to those around you without judgement, expectation or a complete understanding of those you encounter. It is empathy without the in-depth knowledge of their experiences before they crossed your path. It is love encapsulated in absolute forgiveness even when you are not the offender. It is the deepest act of … Continue reading The gift of Compassion!
Today is one of those days where I have a million thoughts and words running through my head and none of them seem to be motivated to run through my fingers and onto paper. I desperately want to find order in it all and here I sit, lost in thoughts wondering how I will bring … Continue reading Finding the words…
Imagine waking up one day, and everything you ever asked for was right there next to you. Everything your heart yearned for is holding your hand as you walked along a path leading to no where in particular. The world disappearing as trees encircle you and this person, this other part of you. This person … Continue reading The romance of it all.
Roughly 5 years ago, while still living in South Africa, we decided to home-school our children. The choice was made based on a deep desire. The desire had a lot to do with the changing climate of schooling in South Africa, the emotional well-being of our children and honestly, just a need to be closer … Continue reading Homeschooling prepared us for Immigration