She Needs Five Cents

It’s hard not to see her. We’re stopped at a gas station on one of the crowded avenues in San Francisco. I watch her as she digs bare-handed through the garbage can. I see her dirt filled fingernails pull out empty plastic water bottles. She shakes out the water, dirt, or whatever else is in them, and stashes them … More She Needs Five Cents

What’s So Ordinary?

When it’s hard to believe in miracles… In the hope of change… In overcoming… In transformations and new beginnings… In healing… When our spirit is willing, but our flesh is frail… When joy is illusive; victory, distant… And wonder has lost its shimmer… I am stopped by this. A tree just outside my door. A … More What’s So Ordinary?

Losing Normal

On the outside I look like any normal mom as I pick up my kids from school or sit on the bleachers cheering on my son, but I always feel some level of symptoms. They no longer disable me, most days. But can I live the way I used to? No, not really. I live differently. I make … More Losing Normal