To the Single Mom Who Juggles It All (and Drops a Few Balls)

Written in one rough, frayed take because . . . no time. Seemed appropriate. Happy Mother’s Day to the single mom who fiercely loves her children and steps into any and every role to keep her precious family safe and stable. feels the crushing weight of not only...

For the Newly Divorced Woman

From a divorced woman who began this unwanted journey 8-and-a-half years ago* To the young woman new on the journey through divorce, I keep thinking about when I was first divorced and no one understood because there weren’t many girls in their early twenties...

I Can’t Remember My Wedding

Note: This piece was written without scaling back the intensity of my life with PTSD. I wrote it as a time capsule of Now, because all too soon I won’t remember much of Now. Anyone is welcome to read, but if only other survivors find anything comprehensible,...

When My Courtship Failed

I spent my teen years sure I’d have a first-kiss-at-the-wedding, fairy-tale courtship and happily-ever-after marriage with beautiful children. After all, if I am “committed to courtship,” believe that “true love waits,” and say “marriage is ’til death do us part’,”...