September 26, 2020
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
August 21, 2020
Aggressive brain cancer is no walk in the park. Well, it’s currently 114 degrees here in Arizona, which means even a walk in the park isn’t exactly a walk in the park, so to speak…Never mind. Aggressive brain cancer is the worst.
July 30, 2020
The other night my mom put on the Bee Gees and sang along while she cleaned up dinner in the kitchen. My dad sat nearby in his wheelchair. He was a little low and a little sleepy, but he watched my mom, and I watched him watching her, and it was so tender I had […]
July 18, 2020
Sometimes, when the kids are chattering away with each other about silly nonsense, I look over at Dad, and he’s smiling as he watches them. Sometimes I see my mom bend over to give him a kiss, and he smiles up at her, full of affection.
June 29, 2020
If you’d asked me a month ago what a glioblastoma is, I’d have shrugged. A month ago, I had literally no idea that such a thing even existed. But several weeks ago, my dad suffered a series of sudden and alarming seizures that led to not one but two emergency brain surgeries, and now he […]
February 20, 2020
We were halfway to school when Foss suddenly announced that he had forgotten his shoes at home. Cooper, ever anxious at the thought of arriving late to school, groaned aloud in horror and irritation.
November 20, 2019
I recently took Will (who had just turned four years old) to Target to pick out some new underwear (for him….just to be clear). One of my favorite things about kids his age is their total, unabashed innocence about their bodies. I love that I can take him to the underwear section of a busy […]
March 11, 2019
You know those pictures of pets of different species doing adorable things together? Like when dogs and cats get all snuggled up, or cats and birds set aside their differences so the bird can perch atop the cat’s head, or a fox mother adopts a bunny baby? Don’t those pictures just make you feel all […]
August 31, 2018
Am I organizationally ready? Well, my little spell-checker is giving me a red squiggly line indicating that “organizationally” is not actually a word, so I guess not. Also, no, I don’t feel organizationally ready. I sat down at my computer to write some emails before we go and I wrote a blog post instead, so….
April 16, 2018
We’re not one of those “we all do this” kind of families. You won’t hear me say “we’re all night owls” or “we all love chocolate candies filled with copious amounts of peanut butter” or “we’re all super into bird-watching.” We can barely even get ourselves in semi-matching clothes for family photos, let alone get ourselves into unanimously matching tastes and preferences for life.