Posts from March 2016

Roadside Welcome

Our kids love going to parades. We plop our chairs on the side of the road and patiently (OK, not always patiently…) wait for the parade to start. Bags are at the ready in case anyone is throwing candy or passing out goodies. Pretty soon, you hear the first sounds of the parade coming our way. One of the highlights of the parade is when the military men and women head past us. Everyone stands to cheer and clap in…

Waiting for Figs

September 20, 2014 was not an easy day for me. I was going on six months since being diagnosed with clinical anxiety, and I’d been struggling especially with social anxiety. Over the summer I had a panic attack at a conference dinner that I attended with my husband and several of his colleagues. I spent most of that evening in the bathroom, breathing deeply and trying to figure out who I could talk to without having to make a sudden…