Friday, July 24, 2015

When I Met Her She Wasn't My Favorite

At first she wasn't my favorite - we have 3 (dogs). And when I met Sally, I wasn't sure how to approach her because it took her awhile to warm up to me. She kept her distance, even growled a time or two, but she was Hubby's baby. And in time, she became part of my family too. And I learned to understand her, and love her.

We buried her this week. It was a gut wrenching family burial where Hubby wrapped her in an old family blanket that we brought home from Texas, placed her in front of Shorty (her life-long partner) and let him tell her good-bye. And he did. I've never watched a dog tell another dog good-bye before. But he looked her over, smelled her over, looked her in the face, and then stepped back for Hubby to take her. My heart was broken as I watched him. It was almost more than I could take.

Hubby gently cradled Sally's body where he then buried her along with Lil Man's help.

Lil Man has never experienced death. He doesn't understand, and his honest heart-felt questions are hard to answer. He kept repeating "They all old. They all gonna die" (referring to our other two dogs who happen to be the same age as Sally).

Then out of nowhere, he said "I don't have a brudder. Who gonna cover me when I dead?" I can't type those words without tears streaming down my face. At that moment, both Hubby and I lost it.

There has been a constant reminder of the hole in our lives. But out of death I am reminded how precious Life is. The little issues that at times can seem so huge, in reality aren't really that big of a deal.

Spilled milk, broken items, temper-tantrums, battle of wills, and occasional lonliness - all of those things are insignificant.

This week we've held each other a little tighter, extended a little more grace, and loved deeper.

She is gone, but never forgotten. Even in death, she's still with us teaching us about Life.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

All Stories Have A Beginning

All stories have a beginning - but they are just that - a beginning - not the end. 

I don't think anyone has a 'perfect' childhood. I don't even know what a perfect childhood would even be? 

But this I know - beginnings whether awesome or difficult help mold the person you become, but they don't have to define you. People overcome tragedies, and people who have had an 'easy' life can still wind up in horrible situations. 

I think it comes down to how you handle and process the difficult and wonderful situations in life. 

Personally, I was born in TN and grew up in MS. (Please do NOT cue the banjo music - it was nothing like that)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

I'm Back!!

So, my last post was several months back stating that this blog is still active, but I'm doing the majority of my writing on my blog Will Run For Ice Cream, and as a contributor to Moms Magazine.

This is true.

However, I feel to re-organize and revamp this blog. If you've noticed, I've changed the title to Today's Words Of Glass. It makes it more coherent with the blog address in addition to my facebook  page.

My last name is Glass, and it's a play on words. But there is also a deeper meaning....

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Moms Magazine

I'm still around, and this blog is still active! I've just been doing the majority of my writing on my blog Will Run For Ice Cream.

But I am also now a contributor to Moms Magazine, and you can find several articles there. So please take a moment to read my lastest articles there.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

EcoFFICIENT Paper Review From Shoplet

Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

I have always been someone who goes through a lot of printer paper. And now that Lil Man is older, I think I'm using even more. There are tons of printouts for activities, and I'm finding myself printing more and more. 

Thankfully, I've come across HP's EcoFFICIENT Paper from  When I heard about EcoFFicient paper, I wasn't really sure about the quality. I expected the paper to be super thin and basically see-through.