Cheri Speak

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Psst, Hey Mom?

I cannot believe it’s been three-years. Some days, it seems like yesterday, other days it seem even longer than the three-years. I wish you were still here. I miss you. … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

I Love My Kids

Today two of my kids were here to visit. All three of my kiddos live in another state so both of my daughters, one son-in-law, and my lil grand guy … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

One Ugly Summer Night

We were supposed to go play tennis. I don’t even play tennis, but she had insisted and had made a big deal out of “making time” to play tennis with … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 60 Comments

Name That Loon

Would you know how to say my name if you have never heard it and only seen it spelled-out on paper or a screen? Today’s “DailyPrompt” asks, “Do you know … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Face In The Crowd

Humor is essential to life. I mean, come on, who goes through life without ever cracking a smile? Not me, and surely not YOU! I try to make sure laughter … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 16 Comments

Goodbye Colorado

I grew-up mostly in Colorado. My parents divorced before I was five and my Mom’s family was in Colorado so that was home to her after the divorce. The “Rockies” … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Separation Anxiety

It is said that, “Home is where the heart is” and it must be true because my chest feels empty thinking about how far away my kids are. And my … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Do 15 New Things in 30 Days

When I first started this blog, not only did I want to create a place to gather myself (literally and figuratively) I also wanted to challenge myself to do something … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 18 Comments

Erasure

There are moments in our lives we say we wish we could do over again. Some moments we even say we wish had never happened. While the┬ásentiment behind such thoughts … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 14 Comments

In the Face of Fire

In August of 1999 I lived in a house on a mountainside in Apple Valley, California. I worked for an answering service at the time and had been waiting patiently … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 23 Comments

It’s a Wrap; When “Mommy” turns into “Mom”

What a cathartic and amazing year 2012 has been for me. So many things have touched me in so many ways I could write an entire book, but fear not … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 10 Comments