There comes a time

We did some major spring cleaning this past weekend. Our porch was filled Monday morning with four trash bags full of clothes and five boxes of toys labeled for the Vietnam Vets. It felt good to purge so many items that were taking up space and not being used. It got me thinking about some … Continue reading There comes a time

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The sweetest thing

It was a beautiful day, and my little angel on Earth wanted to go the playground after dinner. We decided to ride his bike to the 'big' playground, even though I wasn't sure his legs, or the training wheels, could make the trip. He did great on his bike. A few spills, but nothing he … Continue reading The sweetest thing

Being me

For just one day, maybe even an hour, I want to quit being me. I don't want to be a bereaved mother. I don't want to be a woman who had a baby at only 24 weeks gestation, only to lose him to cancer at three years old. I don't want to spend my life … Continue reading Being me

Change of personality

I stopped for a quick drink with a co-worker this afternoon at the end of a very long and stressful week. I had told myself multiple times throughout my forty plus hours that, if this doesn't matter 100 years from today, it doesn't matter now. We met at the local bar just a mile or … Continue reading Change of personality

Limits

If you are fortunate, or lucky, or live a rather untested life, you may have never truly reached your limit with anything. You may be able to tolerate certain behavior from others, take pain and suffering in stride, or push yourself further and further without ever breaking. But if you're like the rest of us, … Continue reading Limits

Gravity

Life is so hard and I'm thinking tonight that I never want to forget the gravity of my baby going to Heaven. That is the most impactful event of my entire life. It defines my soul and my entire being. I am the mother of a perfect, sweet, innocent child in Heaven. The gravity of … Continue reading Gravity

Easter with Angels

As I frantically shopped for chocolate bunnies and jelly beans this evening after my angel on Earth had eaten a healthy dinner and was settling in for a quiet evening with Daddy, I was remembering the only three Easters we celebrated with our angel in Heaven. I vividly remember our last, as we were in … Continue reading Easter with Angels

#marchforourlives

As my son and I walked toward the downtown park today in our hometown of Columbus, I had no less than five supporters ask if I was registered to vote. I don't believe one of them was over the age of twenty. We bumped into two good friends in that massive crowd who we didn't … Continue reading #marchforourlives

Our favorites

I realized an irony tonight as my little one and I settled in under a shared blanket on our worn-in couch, with both dogs nestled by our sides. He isn't feeling 100% and has had a little cough, a very slight fever, and less energy than a typical fun Friday afternoon. We had a small … Continue reading Our favorites

Preparing

My puppy, the dog I've had since my early twenties, is getting old. She's graying around her face, has trouble getting down our back stairs, and her nose is no longer moist. She's thirteen now, but she'll still pick up a toy when I walk in the house, drop it at my feet, and, I … Continue reading Preparing