Why I am Not Really Here Today

I am going to see my daughters tonight and I just can’t focus on anything but that. Tomorrow I’ll do better.

Continue reading Why I am Not Really Here Today

#2015bestnine

My top nine Instagram pictures of 2015. #2015 #2015bestnine

A post shared by Becky (@beckyhood.2017) on Dec 29, 2015 at 11:31am PST

That week between Christmas and the new year is (unofficially)

Continue reading #2015bestnine

What I wouldn’t Give for a Do-Over

Those adorable little girls are my daughters, Megan (left) and Meredith (right) taken when we lived in Jefferson City, many years ago.

Meredith turned 18 this month, and will graduate from high school in 6 weeks. I went to see them yesterday, to celebrate with her. My heart is so full of love for

Continue reading What I wouldn’t Give for a Do-Over

Life is Short, sometimes shorter than you think

I got a text message from my mother last week. I wasn’t prepared for the words I read. Or my reaction to them.

My son’s grandmother had passed away unexpectedly. Even after being divorced from his father for 20 years, and not living with my son for almost 8, my heart went out to them.

Continue reading Life is Short, Sometimes Shorter Than You Think

Happy Birthday Megan

Dear Megan,

Fifteen years ago tomorrow, I met you for the very first time. There is something bittersweet in meeting your last baby for the first time. There was the hope of the life ahead of you, and the reminder that there would be no more firsts after you.

You may have been my last

Continue reading Happy Birthday Megan