Mother’s Day

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

Do you remember when you said you wouldn’t parent like your parents? Yeah, me too. Like that time I got a spankin’ for dustin’ myself with the flesh colored face powder (after my bath) and Momma thought I had skipped getting in the water. Or when she would pinch my leg in church service because I was talking too much. Yikes. Our girl has had a few near traumatic events. Unless she brings up “slip”…

When Mother’s Day Changes

When Mother’s Day Changes

So, I’ve been in the middle of a whirlwind. My sweet little Momma was diagnosed with cancer just about a month ago and moved in with Jesus three weeks after her diagnosis. As you can imagine, this is a different kind of Mother’s Day for me.  As I type, I still feel a bit breathless from it all. We moved her in to our home and she was here only two weeks before she moved…

Momma Taught Me to Wear a Slip

Momma Taught Me to Wear a Slip

I heard Oprah say that nothing was more beautiful than seeing the gentle outline of panties under a sheer cotton dress in the summer time. You know what I thought, girl, you were raised in the South, what are you thinking? The only outline my momma had better seen under my dress was the hem of my slip. If you ask my girl to name one of the most traumatic things about her childhood she…