Tag: compassion

Grief: misunderstanding to compassion

When I first witnessed her grief, I felt pity. In my youth and naivety, I somehow thought I could pray her grief away. How pious. How wrong. How antipathetic.

Broken Mirrors

I was going through an old binder of original and cover songs when I played and sang with friends on a regular basis. I found this song I wrote in 2005. In some ways it feels more relevant today than it did twelve years…

Dog Therapy

These two make my world a much happier place. I need happy right now and thought maybe you could use some too. Yo. That’s good stuff! What? You’re taking pictures of this?! Sheesh Mom, stop embarrassing me with all the photos. Would y’all stop…

When love and pain get physical 

I’ve started this post a hundred times and simply couldn’t get it out. It feels so vulnerable, but for others who need to learn these same lessons, I must share.  My husband, our children, and my mission through the Sadie Rose Foundation are, without a…

Of Compassion and Dance Parties

I couldn’t hold back the tears this evening while I stood over the kitchen stove preparing supper, feeling the weight of multiple burdens. Eli (5) and Elsie (2) were playing with play dough at the kitchen table. I tried to conceal the tears, but…

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