“You will make your own mistakes,” a middle-aged woman said to her adult son. Relationships are complicated. Sometimes we have old conversations or experiences playing on a continuous loop in our brains. Like a personal soundtrack of our favorite songs they play over and over. They wear a path in our minds. Or perhaps they … More Do You Know Everything? Part 3
Do you know everything about your mother? My sisters and I had a conversation with our mother around the kitchen table. The topic was spring cleaning. “Wow, Mom! You made us do so much work every spring. It was silly. We’re glad we don’t have to do that any more.” “You don’t know how hard … More Do You Know Everything? Part 2
It is good for different generations to consider another point of view. Things can be learned from each other. It was my turn to help in the church nursery. A baby cried because she needed a diaper change. As I lifted the baby onto the changing table, the young mother in charge of the nursery … More Do You Know Everything?
A pair of Canada Geese flew overhead. They honked encouragement to each other, then glided in for a landing on the pond near where they set up housekeeping. Like many other geese, this pair returns to the same spot year after year to raise their goslings. Whenever I hear geese honking my first thought is … More What Does Mother Mean?
City traffic zoomed all around me. I was hemmed in by cars in front and behind. Two semi-trailers passed me on the three-lane thoroughfare. They kicked up debris. Small pebbles pinged against my windshield. Sheets of water sloshed over my car. My wipers could not keep up. At one point, deep water caused me to … More What are You Afraid of?