Category Parenthood

Father’s Day

I have shoeboxes full of handwritten (in fountain pen) letters, not notes, full-out letters, from my Dad dating back to before I could even read. I have yet to decipher exactly what portions of some of them say, more from the handwriting style than use of metaphors, but sometimes due to metaphors, too. I learned early […]

Just Breathe

Today, like every day, I noticed a scar on my chest as I was getting out of the shower, and was grateful, as I am every day, that nobody can see the scar once I put on a shirt. I have had the scar for over twenty years because I had pectus repair surgery as […]

Mother’s Day

(A photo of my Mom and me in 1981) For as long as I can remember, Mother’s Day has always freaked me out. This is not because I had a traumatic childhood, have a bad relationship with my mother, or from any horrible life events that happened to occur on Mother’s Day. I currently have […]

Prayer for Parents and Those Who Want to Be

*You are welcome to use as a resource for Mother’s and Father’s Day services with permission © Ashley-Anne Masters. God of all life, we pray: For those who got pregnant right away and those who have been trying for years For those who entrust their babies to the care of another family For those who cannot wait […]