The Eighth and Final Square

with courage face the thing you fear so the pawn becomes the queen

Archive for February, 2013

Whenever I wonder if I’ve made progress from where I’ve come, I just need to look at my  dreams. I’ve had a lot of dreams about my family since I left, and in the beginning I was passive in my dreams. Then, even though I was passive, I would walk away from them. Then I started standing up to them, then I started challenging them in my dreams. Last night I dreamt my mom was spanking Eric (more like beating […]

Posted by Phoenix On Feb - 18 - 2013 3 Comments READ FULL POST

A friend of mine posted on her Facebook today that Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper (granddaughters of the infamous Fred Phelps) left the Westboro cult in November (and, of course, were shunned, as I was). I’m not sure of the exact date, but only that last Sunday was her first day in a different church. The news article brings back a lot of memories for me. After I read it, I started crying…I was in similar shoes, and it was really […]

Posted by Phoenix On Feb - 6 - 2013 5 Comments READ FULL POST

Today, February 4th, Ari is exactly fourteen months old. She is such a goof! Right now, her favorite colors are red and hot pink. She says mama, dada, nee-nee (water), ni-ni (night-night), tick-oh (tickle), auma (Gramma/Aunty Tam, her favorite aunt), mmm (food), na-na (nummies), and a few other words that you can only decipher in context, like potato. And probably a few more that I’m forgetting! She recently found out I have two boobs, and she always wants to switch from […]

Posted by Phoenix On Feb - 5 - 2013 9 Comments READ FULL POST
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