In just one more day, the calendar says I’ll be 34 years old. What an insignificant age, I told my mom. Nothing too special about it. She smiled and said, “I was 34 when I had you.” Can you imagine if I had six children right now, the oldest of whom was 14 years old?… Continue reading Be Brave, 34. You Have a Mission to Accomplish.
I have a set of pictures taken one Thanksgiving in my early 20s. It was shortly after I had gotten a new camera, so I was taking pictures of everything. While I was playing Scrabble with the family, I took pictures of my mom, my dad, my brother, the Scrabble board, and then myself. I… Continue reading Embracing the Holidays with the Family You Have
It sprang on me suddenly – This unexpected ache for Little arms twined about my neck And a sweet, childish voice calling me Mama. It came to me from that dream – That rush of love and peace From wrapping a small one In my arms – His unexpected affection Melting away the ever-present… Continue reading A Lament for Those Who Hold No Child in Their Arms
Last year, I found this picture on Pinterest and shared it on Facebook, asking whimsically who might want to go away to a winter cabin with me. Many people were in favor of the idea, and I got to thinking about what a cozy winter hibernation would look like – and this fanciful little dream… Continue reading The Winter Hibernation Dream