Evolution of Letters with Liz

Join my newsletter! I’m entering this beautiful phase of life that I once feared. The phase where I’m supposedly labeled as old, my kids don’t need me as much in the physical sense, but boy do they need me in the emotional and mental sense. Parenting is more challenging, yet the mom groups have all… Continue reading Evolution of Letters with Liz

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Garmisch, Germany

The journey My active duty Army husband spent nearly 2 months in Garmisch, Germany for training so I look advantage and flew over for a quick 5 day adventure. We currently live near Washington DC so you might expect an easy and direct flight to Garmisch, but alas in trying to make this trip low… Continue reading Garmisch, Germany

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Innsbruck, Austria

My active duty Army husband was in Garmisch, Germany for a couple of months of training, so I took the opportunity to go visit him, without our kids. You can read the first part of this adventure via a layover in Copenhagen and fun in Garmisch here. After hitting 10,000 steps before 11am in Garmisch,… Continue reading Innsbruck, Austria

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Glimmer

Dear Mom, This morning was SO good. It felt like a glimmer of the sweet spot of parenting. A moment I want to freeze and hold onto forever, and yet a glimpse into my future as L and E grow into independent adults. It seems there comes a moment when parents realize their kids are… Continue reading Glimmer

Emotions

I’m learning to be more aware of synchronicities in my life and hold onto the awareness as it sometimes helps me see more clearly the how and why of things that are happening in my life. This weekend feels like one of those moments and the synchronicity of it did not occur to me until… Continue reading Emotions

Like waves crashing on the shore, life carries on but grief never washes away

I took this photo during what would be my last visit with my mom in the nursing home before receiving ‘the call’ 2 months later. It was also my first visit with her after 2 years due to living abroad and then Covid. She recognized and smiled at me, which was the biggest gift, but… Continue reading Like waves crashing on the shore, life carries on but grief never washes away

Funeral

Dear Mom, How did you learn that my friend died in the early years of elementary school? Did her Mom call you? When you realized her funeral was the same day as school picture day, did you instantly know you would let me choose which to attend? I try to think of this situation now… Continue reading Funeral