Heaven on Earth

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth. One is nearer to God in a garden Than any place else on earth. Dorothy Francis Gurney The above is an exert from a poem by Dorothy Francis Gurney; I used to have a wooden plaque hanging in my garden with …

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Why on Earth did I Stay

As his hands tightened around my neck I struggled but he was much stronger than I. I felt my body go limp as everything went black. My last thought was, "He is going to feel so bad when he realizes what he's done." Then I was gasping for air. I was disoriented and realized I …

Poverty Is For “Other” People

Why don’t they get a job? You would never be caught dead begging for money or digging in someone else's garbage. Don't they have any pride? That’s what most people are thinking even if they don’t say it out loud; and some do. Every where you look there are pan-handlers jockeying for position at the …

The Perfect Little Family

I was beyond ecstatic for a few weeks and wore maternity clothes almost immediately, I wanted everyone to know I was pregnant; I wanted the cutest maternity outfits. Then the paranoia set in and I was afraid I might miscarry. Every possible thing I could worry about I obsessed about, the doctor even gave me …