the abyss that called my name

Words & Images by Laurie Haughton

Happy New Year!

Most people see January as the first month of a new year; rightly so I suppose since it is the new year after all. However, for me the new year traditions always come in September; maybe it’s the years of starting school in september and always being told about fresh starts with a new teacherContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

opened the door and light came in…

Took a pie to his face at the carnival yesterday Sometimes the answer is in the knowing. You wander around looking for a door in a dark hallway and keep stumbling into walls, hands in front of your face, you get tired, frustrated, scared, and usually bruised. Then, someone tells you, ‘You are in aContinue reading “opened the door and light came in…”

a dangerous walk to school…

I was walking this morning taking Kaleb to school, he was doing his ‘slow’ walk which is very similar to his normal walk but even slower (if that is possible?!). When I walk to pick him up it is a fairly quick 15 minutes, but when I have him with me it is easily halfContinue reading “a dangerous walk to school…”

Hero for a minute

For those of you who read my post the other day about the ‘joys’ of motherhood I have an update… today I got called the ‘best car finder EVER’ by my sweet child whose been mad all week about the missing blue and green car (which I finally discovered was ‘Carla’ from Cars2). After learningContinue reading “Hero for a minute”

Lessons for the CIA

It’s understandable really that motherhood is both a wonderful gift and at the same time, earth shattering in it’s blows to sleep, clean homes, personal hygiene,  cool tempers, patient attitudes, and general self esteem. We start out with a tiny little embryo that grows into a watermelon, stretching skin into impossible places that never properlyContinue reading “Lessons for the CIA”

What he teaches mee

I remember being pregnant with Kaleb, the feeling of him growing inside me and the immediate love that happened when I met him for the first time in the OR, when they held him close to me for the first time so that I could see him; so unlike Joshua’s delivery and so beautifully normal.Continue reading “What he teaches mee”

sometimes it takes a kiss

As a Mom, have you ever thought about the things you used to hate when you were single? Sitting in the Doctors office, going to the ER and waiting for hours on end? Grocery shopping? Errands? How I hated those things. I wanted to be having fun, doing things I enjoy, spending time with friendsContinue reading “sometimes it takes a kiss”

Taken out in the final round

Cough, Sore throat, fever, chills, and every part of my body aches… not a great way to spend a beautiful day like today. My youngest, sick yet again with a cold, fever and whatever else is wrong with him. My oldest, bouncing off the walls. My husband, working. Ain’t motherhood grand sometimes? 🙂 I wasContinue reading “Taken out in the final round”