Tag: spirituality

Describe After

Anne Lamott often recounts words that a priest said to her once: “Sometimes Heaven is just a new pair of glasses.” A change in perspective. How many words and phrases flow easily from the lips of our culture when it comes to death and…

Two Prayers

In the early weeks and months, I prayed for this pregnancy to make it. I don’t really believe in praying to God for what I want, because it seems too self-serving.  If my prayers are answered, does that make me worthy?  If my prayers…

Dark Friday

Good Friday. A day of solemnity and death. We know that on the third day, death is replaced with life, on Easter. But at the time, no one could see three days into the future. They only knew of death. Right now, I can’t see the future. There is only the pain and the waiting.

My Face Carries Memories

I’ll be forcing every smile for the next ten days, waiting for the next major milestone: my mid-pregnancy ultrasound. Counting down the minutes. Trying to bring myself some comfort in the most angst-ridden hours by listening for that beating heart.

Strange Pull

I wrote my daughters’ names on the candle, and looked around.  Other people where sitting, talking in low murmurs, or praying.  No one seemed sad, or affected.  I found myself feeling isolated, again.