How to Begin

26 Jun

DSCF0508How to begin parenting

when your child returns home

How to begin

How to begin writing

when your mind returns

after weeks of

… wandering off

How to begin

after stepping away

even for a day


How to begin

telling your story

when yours

is intertwined

with the stories of

those you love

and theirs

are purposely

not visible

to anyone but you

How to begin knowing

Begin to parent

where your writing

will take you

is taking you



How to begin responding

to that tug of passion

when you have so

carefully submerged


shall we say

pre-mom self

for so long


How to begin

and when you begin

How to reach back

for what you need

or trust

it will appear

beside you

Begin to trust

along the way.

Boat Flowers Drinks BorderPhotos from our Family Reunion in Cabo San Lucas


2 Responses to “How to Begin”

  1. debweeks June 27, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    What beautiful pictures. It’s hard leaving a wonderful trip and returning home to reality.

    • RoiAnn June 27, 2014 at 8:33 am #

      It is. Plus, reality this week includes Miss E at Camp Grandma. Good fun for everyone, and yet… odd.

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