Courage, strength, being a “real” mom

I have mentioned my young friend more than once on this blog. She's an absolute jewel. The past couple of months she has been working hard in training for and is now at her job as customer service rep, got her drivers' license, and purchased a hideous looking but mechanically sound vehicle (1994 Honda Civic). Last weekend she…

Flowers and candy

A box with flowers accompanied by a small box of chocolates was delivered to my home today. No indication of who it was from on the box. Because I am not presently at home (at one of my jobs this afternoon), M texted me about it and then opened them for me (so I could…

Let’s not talk about goals …

I am very quickly boring myself with my talk of goals, deadlines, new challenges. M is patient and kind about listening as I chatter along every waking moment (when not engaged in actually working towards said goal, deadlines, new challenges). But suffice to say I am very excited about this point in my life. Still,…