Remembering Daddy

Remembering Daddy

Mid February this year, icy conditions of Winter Storm Octavia confined millions within their home, including my only remaining family members of origin. From Tennessee to North Carolina to South Carolina. It was the latter state, where the oldest of my sisters lives, that we called home—where our parents raised us. A text from our… Continue Reading

Thoughts on Charleston & Celebrating Light From My Home State

Thoughts on Charleston & Celebrating Light From My Home State

It’s now two days after many of us awakened with the news of the Charleston racially motivated mass shooting that claimed,  among them, a senator’s life and took place in a beautiful historic African American church while its innocent and unaware and trusting members were praying. I haven’t commented here or any social media platform about… Continue Reading

Helping Your Child Befriend Children who are Different

Helping Your Child Befriend Children who are Different

Making friends. Playdates. Sleepovers. Birthday parties. Rites of childhood, true? Not so much. Not for everyone. Not for my daughter. One of the things I grieved most in her growing up years was how her brain disorder impaired her socially and communicatively, tremendously hampering her ability to make friends. And, much of her childhood years,… Continue Reading

Happy Double Nickel Birthday To Me

Happy Double Nickel Birthday To Me

“The Journey with Grace,” my blog, is seven years old this November. Each year, come June 10, I’ve written a “happy birthday to me” post. So, Happy Double Nickel Birthday to me. I’m halfway through my fifth decade now, and as my birth month approached, I wasn’t sure what I’d write to you here. But material,… Continue Reading