You Cannot Catch A Shooting Star (But You Can Witness It)

It is difficult to imagine, prior to experiencing it, how one tiny, fragile life can determine so much of your future simply by existing. Children have no choice as to how, when, where, or from whom they are born and they come into this world with needs and wants that transcend these individual circumstances. No…

Love is a Request Undenied

What would I have missed if I was not willing to pay attention? A few nights ago, as I was writing, my daughter walked past me to go to the bathroom. Less than a minute later, she came back and told me that the house was too dark and she was scared to go to…

The Little Things That Matter Yet Go Unnoticed

Often we do not know what those who love us do for us in silence and when no one else is looking, the things they do without ever asking for recognition or appreciation. These are the little things that do not seem like a big deal, but that add up to us feeling loved and…

The Soup That Heals

Food has the power to make us feel loved and appreciated. There is something about a hot home-cooked meal, served with love, that has the power to soothe, heal, and reinvigorate. To be handed a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day, after working long hours, cuts through the aches, the pains, and the…