This, above all:

This, above all: To be God's best for The Coach and for Anna

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mothering Heights

I wrote my first column on mothering for the startup online magazine OSM! (read Awesome!). Only 536 words. I agonized over them all afternoon last Thursday. While I played tea party with my three-year-old, wearing a hat and saying the right things that made her laugh and snuggle close to me, my thoughts chased after words. I was overwhelmed by all that I had to say, by the ordinariness of all I felt.

Sometimes writing is like picking a scab: painful, grotesque, self-mutilating, but you just gotta.

Hot off the press: here's the article.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Them Bones

Thinking of writing a memoir. But how far can I go without hurting those I love? Bernard Shaw said, “If you cannot get rid of the family skeletons, you may as well make it dance.”

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Photo taken on March 31, 2012 at Sonya's Garden, Tagaytay City
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

–Ashley Smith