Once a year as I prepare to write this Christmas note I spend some time on my cell phone looking back at the pictures I’ve taken over the past year. The usual things are there: Grace’s birthday, Graham in snow, Easter, last day of school, summer vacation, sparklers on the 4th of July, food, … Continue reading The top of the Christmas tree didn’t light up
If my life had a soundtrack I believe the song “Everything Changes” from Waitress would be heavily featured. The first part that truly speaks to me goes like this: “Today’s a day like any other But I’m changed I am a mother Oh, in an instant And who I was has disappeared It doesn’t matter, … Continue reading Everything Changes
Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13. Thirteen is supposed to be the start of teenager-dom. It’s supposed to be about navigating friendships, big emotions, limits, learning, taking steps toward independence. We should be a year away from teaching her to drive. For us though 13 will be very much like 12, 11, 10 and the years … Continue reading Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13.
Well, we are into 2019 and we haven’t yet written our summary of 2018. December flew by in a blur of Graham’s birthday, taekwondo, work, cub scouts, church, holidays and school. Our Christmas tree is still up for a few more days so I figure I’m good to write this. 2018 was the year: We … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review
Grace turned 12 last weekend. Twelve. I can’t fathom how time has moved both that fast and that slow. Grace’s birthday usually finds me a little down. It is hard to celebrate what is while also very aware of what could have been. One of her presents was a very large Sofia the First balloon. … Continue reading 12