the abyss that called my name

Words & Images by Laurie Haughton

13 years

Thirteen years ago I became a mother. I still remember the feeling so well, it wasn’t the way I had wanted it to go, nor was it the way I had planned. It was an emergency C-section that stole the baby from my womb and then rushed him over to the SickKids Cardiac Critical CareContinue reading “13 years”

All the little things

When the little things all add up, the result can be total mayhem or complete bliss. The little smiles you get through out the day, the kind word, the gentle touch, the funny email or text, the hug of a child, the love of a spouse, the call from a parent all have the powerContinue reading “All the little things”

And yet…

I saw a post on Instagram this morning that was a sidewalk square that had been chalked. It read “2020 was the year that I was going to get everything I wanted, but it turns out it was the year that I learned to be grateful for what I have”. There is so much truthContinue reading “And yet…”

It’s a boat

Imagine if you will that dating is sitting or standing on a dock with someone that you are wanting to get to know. You talk for a bit but you realize that this person is actually not really someone you want to spend any long amount of time with so you kindly (KINDLY) say thankContinue reading “It’s a boat”

Gift of Good Words

Follow the Gifts of Good Words Blog Hop taking place from November 4-18, 2020, and Find quality Canadian Christian books for those on your Christmas list! Then on November 18th, join the Good Words Virtual Book Fair on Facebook: FIND IT HERE This is going to be fun! I have never done a blog hopContinue reading “Gift of Good Words”

Here’s the thing…

Here’s the thing. It was a crappy week right? We are all tired and not feeling wonderful and we are running a range of emotions… BUT. We have it pretty good.  I spent a few days feeling sorry for us, sorry for Josh, sorry for me, sorry for our family, but this morning I wasContinue reading “Here’s the thing…”

What didn’t suck

I am happy and surprised to announce that today went as smoothly as possible… truly it’s been amazing! He went in with no fuss, they let me hold the mask for him while he went to sleep and only once did he look scared, I asked if he wanted me to pray, he said yesContinue reading “What didn’t suck”