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Missing Her Last Dance

Missing Her Last Dance

Why did I miss my baby’s last ever Homecoming?   When I was asked over a year ago to speak at a retreat that I guessed was going to be Homecoming weekend of Faithe’s senior year, she encouraged me to go. As the weekend approached however, I grew increasingly sad. I...

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Who’s Judging You?

Who’s Judging You?

A young woman I’m mentoring was struggling. Several of her family members are policemen, but she said she also “really cares about and is angry and hurting for…” She hesitated with sadness and confusion, “I don’t even know what I’m supposed to say…” Black people?...

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Being “Let Go”

Being “Let Go”

It’s hard to remember what normal looked like before COVID. I’d just gotten used to my son being at college, daughter looking for apartments, and rarely seeing our high schooler. But now it’s been five months.   Five months since my husband drove to work. Five months...

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The Man I Couldn’t Unsee

The Man I Couldn’t Unsee

He was haunting me. I couldn’t stop thinking about him – his look, demeanor, and mission in life. Honestly, I wanted to forget I saw him. But I couldn’t. When I first saw Leo Rodgers, I was embarrassed. Embarrassed I’d complained about my eight-month relationship with...

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Why I’m Quiet

Why I’m Quiet

I have spent countless hours writing the past week but have nothing to show for it. Why? It’s been a hell of a week...hell on earth manifested in hatred, violence, anger, and words. So many words. I suppose I felt that more words would add unnecessarily to the...

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