My One-Year Haitus

Man… I cannot believe that it has been nearly a year since I have written anything worth reading! The tag line to my poor abandoned blog is one of my all-time favorite quotes by Benjamin Franklin, “Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” I’d like to think that as of a year … More My One-Year Haitus

End of Year Goals Met!

As a result of a number of activities, events, stressors, and other things going on both personally and professionally, I haven’t had near as much time to dedicate to my writing as I’ve wanted to. So much for participating in NaNoWriMo this month! Writing is so incredibly cathartic and I absolutely need to find the time to … More End of Year Goals Met!

The Battle has Begun

Weeks of tests and scans, poking and prodding, procedures. The news came back yesterday, and now we prepare for life with the C-word. For the weeks, months, years to come of physical strife and emotional exhaustion. We will get through it together, as a family who prides themselves in standing strong through times of trial, … More The Battle has Begun

Blog Theme Revamp!

Hey all! I’ve been getting bored with my blog theme and style, having had the same look for the past two years, and decided it was time for a long overdue refresh and revamp of The Wordy Rose. Sadly, after selecting the theme I wanted and “activating” it, I lost the proper linking of posts … More Blog Theme Revamp!

Butterfly Memories

Startled awake by the 2am phone call that only meant one thing. “He’s gone.” Sitting on the edge of her bed, I held my mother as sobs raked her body. The only grandparent I had ever known, his heart had stopped in his sleep. 93 years. Long and fully lived, never the right time. Questions … More Butterfly Memories