Happy New Year to Me

I think I have said it before but to me birthdays are like New Year’s day. The vibe is so similar. I look backward and reflect on accomplishments, I marvel at my blessings and I set new goals and make plans for the year moving forward. Janus (January) is the roman god of beginnings and…

By Mirm September 12, 2021 0

My grown up Wish list

So with my birthday coming I am often asked what I “want”. In a season where I am purging and parting with many “treasures” it is hard to come up with something new! I have more than my fair share. And with the pandemic I really don’t want to go anywhere too people-y. My kids…

By Mirm September 10, 2021 0

Emily at 29

Every year I scramble to think of something “new” to write to you on your birthday, but in reality I just reword the same thing every time – I love you and I want the best for you. So, here I go again… Every day since you were given by the Lord to me and…

By Mirm September 3, 2021 0

Forty One

Dear Jim, Today marks the day we said, “I do”. Forty-One.  It was a long time ago, …but not really. I have remembered that day for 11 years without you,… but not really. You continue to find me in my dreams. You continue to show up in my daily speech. You smile at me from…

By Mirm August 23, 2021 1

no more laryngitis

Back in February I “broke” my blog. It has been down until now. It may seem like I lost my voice; In some ways I had, yet I also kept writing without opportunity for “public consumption”. I am slowly posting some of the thoughts and posts I wrote over the last 6 months. I will…

By Mirm August 21, 2021 0

Where are You?

Life is hard. I am often overwhelmed by it – There is so much going on that I do not even know how to pray – Haiti is under rubble and storms rage nearby. Innocent people in Afghanistan are under intense persecution without a safety net. People are infected with Covid – even though they…

By Mirm August 16, 2021 0

Slow Motion

Random thought of the day: Maybe because I am a sports fan, maybe because I feel like we are moving in such a fast pace, but every once in awhile I wish we could rewind and watch some things over in slow motion. Sometimes I want to rewind to rewatch some spectacular catch or homerun…

By Mirm July 29, 2021 0

Waves of Grace

Jim. Today I miss you. I could write this every day since you left earth. But today it hurts. Some days are like that – when the reality that half of me is still missing and the phantom pain is more noticeable than before. I am not sure why it is today – it isn’t…

By Mirm June 27, 2021 0