For Margot

My friend Margot lost her fight to breast cancer last weekend. We weren’t currently in touch, and I won’t claim we were best friends, but Margot was one of those souls who made an impact on people. I am no exception. The last time I heard from her was in December. The cancer was in…
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The miracle of friendship.

I’m thinking about friendship today. I don’t have any pretty words on the topic, because when I think about my friends, I am speechless. All I can get out is one of those guttural Anne Lamott prayers – “Wow.” Wow, God. My friends might on my mind more than usual today because I turn 28…
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Hope and Friendship on the Slippery Slope

“Remember the revivals?” my friend Dee asks me. We are drinking iced coffee on a Sunday morning in the small town we met, the town of our fiery Pentecostal days. The last time I was at this coffee shop, I was a teenager, sipping a strawberry smoothie and listening to my youth pastor talk about…
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A letter from your single girlfriends

Dearest moms and readers of Creating Mom, First of all, thank you for reading my sis-in-laws blog – I love reading her posts about all the things she’s learning, and of course hearing the latest stories of my niece, Baby G.  My name is Elizabeth, blogger at Souly Satisfied, where I share about living a…
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We are not supposed to go at it alone

Two nights ago we spent our last night in the dingy little cottage we’d rented for two years. I can call it dingy now because we don’t live there anymore. We had spent the day taking car loads over to the new house. This whole week we’ve been in that weird transition between two homes,…
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