You wouldn’t have known me two years ago

You wouldn’t have known me two years ago

Two years ago, you wouldn’t have recognized me. I arrived in Cheyenne exactly two years ago today: June 17, 2019. An Atlanta native, I always joked that my soul lives in Wyoming. Turns out it wasn’t a joke. The previous years had been hard, as I cared for my dad and...
First flight

First flight

A bit over 10 years ago, I was traveling so much for business that Delta paid for my favorite pair of earrings, purchased from Tiffany’s. No, really. I made Delta’s “elite” Platinum status a couple of years in a row, and as a reward, I got to choose between receiving...
Living in Wonder

Living in Wonder

Gazing at the sky with a look of wonder, my dad pronounced, “That’s the most beautiful jet trail I’ve ever seen.” I nodded. “It is. I’ve never seen one quite like it.” With a reverential tone that others might reserve for looking at the Mona Lisa or Michaelangelo’s...
Letting Go Gracefully?

Letting Go Gracefully?

I’m tired of letting go of the things “not meant for me.” I chose to let go of someone in the last few days, a relationship that mattered to me. Why? That’s irrelevant. It was necessary. It is painful. I was browsing Facebook (thinking, foolishly, that perhaps my...
Ministry of Presence

Ministry of Presence

I didn’t know the boy who had been killed in a car accident returning to college after Thanksgiving break. I don’t even remember his first name. And yet, the afternoon his death was announced in school, I found myself sitting with his mother and holding her hand. His...