Life’s Icing

I am back in my little Farmhouse.

The drives get longer, even though the route doesn’t change. The drive out of here to the lake seems short, but the drive back seems long.

My daughter is not here yet. It took her a while to pack up and leave her Dad’s. The house is still, and rather chilly from being closed up. Seymour messaged me asking if I was okay. I told her, “There is nothing in my life that cannot be fixed with a cupcake, and icing.” I love icing.


We had a celebration at Smith’s families house yesterday. We celebrated birthdays, and the end of my Radiation treatment. They presented me with this plate of cupcakes. This is a very beautiful thing to me. They gave me icing, and they represent the icing in my life.

My daughter gives me icing all the time. I am watching her grow, and mature, and she is quite the young lady. She does things for us, and she keeps me ‘in the know’ of what’s going on, so I can maintain my ‘Cool Mom’ status. I used to watch her make a coffee pour over, and then asked her to teach me. She now has me hooked on the pour over method.


It’s a soulful experience, almost meditative.

Mr. Smith gave my daughter a beautiful one for Christmas, but I have not graduated to that one yet. It’s made of glass, and brass, which is a scary thing for me before coffee, much less while making it. My daughter, and Smith put icing on my life with simple actions. After spending 17 years teaching her, she is now teaching me new things.

I was messaging a friend over the weekend, she said, “Sounds to me that you are climbing mountains in the direction your heart is leading you.” I hadn’t thought of this next phase of my life as climbing a mountain before, but that is how it feels.

My heart doesn’t take me to a valley. It’s always reaching higher.

And when I reach the top of this mountain, it will be covered in icing.


4 thoughts on “Life’s Icing

  1. I love that you spread joy and kindness to strangers that turn to blogging friends. Your comment on my blog truly means the world to me and I’m so grateful for your obvious intentionality and generosity. What a beautiful presence you are. Thank you!

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