Crazy as this sounds, finding validation within, is a real struggle for me. I tend to rely on directives outside of myself, hammer down my needs, willingly give up my power in order to avoid conflict. I’m a nine on the enneagram chart, this is the peacekeeper type, I’ll just “peace out” if need be […]

I watch as my daughter tries the family baptismal gown on her own daughter, Audrey Mae, the newest addition to our family. She slips the beautiful gown over her head, straightens the long skirt, which falls about a foot longer than the child. I remember a time, not so long ago, when I parroted these […]