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New old content!

I just wanted to let you know that I have now imported my previous personal blog, as well as the entirety of Dear Michaela, into Seeker's Road. With honestly just a few clicks you can scroll back through my blogs to my very first entry, on August 11, 2009. Then just over two weeks later,... Continue Reading →

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Walking out of the dark

First of all, let me assure you that I am feeling better. Much, much, much better. So no need to send advice, or to call 911, although prayers are¬†always welcome. But for the last few months I have been trudging through the deepest darkness. I've had my daughter kidnapped. I've had my mother die. I've... Continue Reading →

How you can help

Between the approaching 30th anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping, and the recent removal of all our ribbons from "Michaela's tree," I have been creating new flyers and buttons, and hanging new ribbons. I went to the market yesterday and was really happy to see that a number of people had actually already been there, hanging new... Continue Reading →

The naked tree

In my last blog entry I posted a lot of pictures of "Michaela's tree," with years and years of ribbons hanging from it. Then later that day I got this text message from a friend of Michaela's. I was shocked to see this tree standing there with every trace of all the love we had... Continue Reading →

Poetry: holding the world

Why do I think that if I wrap my arms around the world, press it to my heart and hold it tight, that I can make it better? Make anything better? What the world wants is not me, but its own, and its own is not within my power to give. Instead, I absorb the... Continue Reading →

Schizophrenic gratitude

I have seen a lot of people posting gratitude journals online. I've thought about it, but, well, life has been a bit hard lately. This morning, however, I realized that I have a lot of gratitude. It's just a bit schizophrenic. For example, I am grateful for: Hot showers. I always hate to get into... Continue Reading →

I apologize, but I just might explode

Okay, I've been a little crabby lately. My new anti-seizure med, keppra, is known for making people irritable and depressed. It took awhile for this side effect to make itself felt. I think as long as things were sailing along in life, it was cool. What I have found to be true about depression, though,... Continue Reading →

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