We worry. That’s what parents do. You can have a child who has “a worry.” I do. I have to pretend to not worry because I tell him everything is ok…all day long. Then I began to worry that he got the worry from me. Then I remind him, and myself, that our “worry” really means […]
Probably Not Your Grandmother’s Advice on Family
She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.
She Didn’t Mother, But She Taught Me How
Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.
There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia
There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia. Our youngest son is in 4th grade. His name is Peter and he is smart and funny and people are drawn to him. He is an old soul with an inventors heart and a playful laugh. He is so smart one time he enrolled himself into a homeschooling program. […]
Four-leaf clover patch…Peter’s Tiananmen Square
We have something amazing. We have our own little patch of good luck. We have an entire patch of four leaf clovers that come back year after year. I walk out of our front door every day and that little patch of four leaf clovers reminds me of how lucky we are. How blessed our […]
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