Since losing my dad, I’ve had several friends ask me what was helpful when I was deep in grief. What words connected? What did people do that made an impact? Well, in the past week, I’ve had three friends struggling with grief and I’ve realized that I really don’t have the answers. I wasn’t sure […]
Before I dive into the silliness of the week, I want to take a moment to tell my friends on the east coast that they are on my mind and in my heart. Having lived in New Jersey for a couple years as a child, my family loved the shore and we’re so sad to […]
Last week, after a totally failed meet up with a friend and her son, we ended up sitting in my messy house, on my dirty couch, chatting. She said something to the effect of, “You’re always so positive in your writing. Do you really feel that way when things go wrong or do you feel […]
The other day while we were out and about in our neighborhood, my speed demon, Little, took a pretty major scooter spill. He’d gotten a bit ahead of me, so I didn’t see it, but I did hear screaming and, when I got around the bend, he was walking back toward me with blood all […]
When Big asked me how people in wheelchairs would get upstairs at his elementary school a couple years ago, I never dreamed he might really, in practice, need to know the answer. But one day last summer I was at a park with a friend and she used two words that shook me. Muscular dystrophy.