I must admit that after my mother passed away in July, it was challenging to pick up my pencil and put it on paper again. My writing routine became lost in the sea of grief as I tried to comprehend what had ultimately transpired during the previous two months. But there was a book that… Continue reading Write Those Stories!
Forever thankful to the national organization, Police Wives of America, for taking the time to read and share The Invisible Line with all of their followers! It was a pleasure to chat with Alyssa about my own experiences as a LEO’s wife for the past 26 years. It was also a sobering moment to realize that my… Continue reading An Interview with Police Wives of America
Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning, only to crawl back under the covers and wonder if you could just hide from the cruel, mean world for the day? Have you thought maybe, just maybe, if you build your pillow fort high enough, the debt collectors might give up calling you? Have… Continue reading How My Happy Vibes Found Her Inner Child Again!
My Lost Vibes Photo by Leah Kelley on Pexels.com I lost something important to me a few weeks ago. I didn't misplace it; it was so special to me that I knew exactly where it was every minute of my day. It hadn’t forgotten it; I remembered every detail of it. I didn't stop paying… Continue reading My Lost Vibes
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” -Proverbs 16:9 This entry was written in the form of a school essay, in the voice of a school-aged person, trying to make sense of this thing called COVID. This guy once wrote a pretty famous line in a really popular play… Continue reading Do I or Don’t I?
As we start to look forward to lessening the shelter-in-place orders around the country, our children are coming out of their homes looking upon a very different world from when they entered them over two months ago. They miss their friends, activities and even classroom discussions. But it’s the Class of 2020 who will mourn… Continue reading A Message to the Class of 2020
My oldest son is on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe, and while he could have chosen the “rest and relaxation” route of tourism, he set a course to find out more about a man he never met. This man was once a boy just like him. They just happened to be overseas at… Continue reading Meeting the Man Who Was His Age
After celebrating Mother's Day last week, my thoughts turned to my grandmothers. I am lucky enough to be (well) over the age of 40 and still have one feisty grandma living close by, losing my other grandmother only three years ago. And while remembering all of our years together, I realized they, along with my… Continue reading Grandma’s Advice
So, here's the thing. I've gone by many names in my lifetime. My family calls me Amy ('A' from Anne, 'M' from Marie, add a 'Y') to distinguish me from Grandma (Anne). I was referred to as Anne Marie at work because a woman in the business office (Ann) had already claimed that name, so… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
The idea for Tea Leaves and Trouble came to me like a flash of lightning from the sky one evening while watching my son's baseball practice. And as any good writer, my notebook and pencil were sitting nearby. As the boy gathered up his equipment and the team mates said their goodbyes, I realized that… Continue reading Nature’s Inspiration