Shades of Gray

In the summer after my freshman year of college, I became obsessed with black and white photography.  I had a Canon EOS Rebel (pre-digital era, y’all) and I would buy the black and white film and prance around with my camera on a long camera strap around my neck. Black and white photography made me […]


Sometimes when I’m out, maybe at the grocery store, maybe at a nice restaurant, someone will pass me by and I will breathe in a billow of perfume or cologne that makes me want to chase them down and ask them where they bought it or what it’s called.  As they pass, I find myself […]

The Me My Son Sees

This morning, J woke up and snuggled close to me.  Before he opened his eyes, he popped out his pacifier and whispered: “I love you, Momma!” He knew it was me.  He knew, just because he woke up in the morning that I would be there and that I loved him. In J’s eyes, I […]

Choosing a Pacifier

Every night, my son goes to bed with a pacifier in his mouth, one in each hand, and a Mickey Mouse and a Panda stuffed animal somewhere in his bed.  He’s often asked for more pacifiers but I draw the line at three. It never fails that every morning when he wakes up, Panda and […]

Step One: Throw Away Expectations

My first step in the process of choosing happy is apparently choosing to let go of expectations. I have a lot of expectations. I have a lot of things I want, a lot of things I believe should happen, and a lot a lot a LOT of plans.  And today, I woke up all starry-eyed […]


I know what you’re thinking; I know what you came here to find.  You popped over thinking “Oh, Law Momma is going to be sad this week.  She’s going to be all woe is her but that’s okay because I totally pretend love her.” But my sister sent me a book last week called “Hand […]

Single Successes

This was my last full week of being married to my Ex.  This time next week, I will be sitting in a court room, waiting for the the judge to hear evidence and grant me an uncontested divorce.  I will walk out of that courtroom onto the gorgeous streets of downtown Savannah and I will […]

Moving Forward

Today I left work early because the tears became too much. It was around ten after four and I cranked up the engine and drove north, though daycare is south. I took the ramp onto the highway and headed towards Forsyth, thinking about what would happen if I just kept driving and never turned back.  […]


Every time I sit down to write, the only words that come out of my fingers and onto the keys are… Divorce. Broken. Hurt. Alone. Afraid. And I start to think, start to wonder if maybe I talk too much, write too much, and think too much about him and the space he left behind.  […]


I’m not sure why I did it.  I don’t know if it was a need to say good bye or a need to remember the feeling of being loved, but today, I wore my wedding rings.  I clasped the necklace he gave me when we were still dating around my neck, and hooked the matching earrings […]

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