Category Archives: kids

Sophomore Year Begins

sweet air heavy with bees’ farewells moths dropping on the kitchen floor wings crumbled under the curious paws of the cat children who are no longer children filling their suitcases with clothes and linens books in bookbags, trunk full of … Continue reading

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Show me

Before things get complicated and I not knowing how to navigate the waters rocking the boat. To say I have always known the ways will be a full blown lie. I get lost when the way is known by others. … Continue reading

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of leaving

I am not supposed to mourn the loss of you.  There is no place in this culture where a parent is allowed to hold grief for a child’s leaving home: not this burning sorrow marring the skin. They say grow a … Continue reading

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Perspectives

I’ve been thinking a lot about perspectives lately maybe because my son has just graduated from High School and would soon be leaving home. With this leaving, for the first time in the last twenty years, I would be completely … Continue reading

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Miracles/aliens/angels/science on this day in 2011:

miracles/aliens/angels/science March 11, 2011 at 8:14am We were excited to see it. It was my son who pointed it out to me as we drove onto the highway from the hospital plaza where the kids just had their dental cleaning. … Continue reading

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Letter to my son

Tharlay Alex, Most of our moments together in the past eighteen years were colored with my fears –for your safety, for your future, for your life, and with my worries about how I am not delivering the goods a normal … Continue reading

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Motherhood

  It’s Mother’s Day here in the U.S, and I am wishing myself, “Happy Mother’s Day.” That is probably because no one in the house said anything to me about being a mother, or how wonderful and essential I am … Continue reading

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Love is a tall skinny girl and a loud little boy

Mommy, look at me, they have said taking their first stab at every challenge this world gives them. Look at me, Mommy. Look. At. Me. Their breaths hot on my cheeks, their hands circling my neck fingers in the fold … Continue reading

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sentimental Saturday

Some days you’re a puddle of memories, your heart is a tender fabric worn threadbare by time.  I am missing my daughter. I am missing her childhood that had passed by too quickly. I am supposed to walk around finding … Continue reading

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Late Sunday night fretting

More college fairs this week. And I’m feeling emptier and emptier by the day. The clock is ticking louder and faster. My girl is leaving the nest in less than two years. Today we filled out the college fair registration … Continue reading

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