Hope Was My Gun

Published Work

Published in Coweta Magazine   Standing here staring at you My back against the driving rain Not much to offer Plenty to give Empty hands to hold you up And lift you to the sun again   Empty then full hidden then here Empty then full hidden then here Strength where there’s none  Hope was my gun All those words get lost somewhere But look in my eyes you’ll find my tell  Keep watching me  Keep watching  I’ll bring you home Read more »

The Ultimate Southern Mother

Published Work

Published in Coweta Magazine  As a grown-up, it’s hard to make friends. Most people are pretty caught up in their lives. They are running down their own road, head down, focused on putting one foot in front of another. I was in my own lane, huffing along, when I ran right into one of life’s obstacles. My children were not succeeding in their school environment, and so I decided to make a drastic change. I started homeschooling. After a few Read more »

The Messy House

Published Work

Published in the beautiful Root and Star magazine’s HOME issue. My house is generally in chaos and whenever I feel like I am failing at life due to the crumbs on the floor or laundry pile on the table, I think of a little embroidered picture my mother kept hung by the back door that read, “A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.” The Messy House “Our house is too messy!”  My mama would say, “We’ll have Read more »