Six Years and a Whole Lifetime Ago

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It's a crisp fall morning, and I sip my coffee by the window where the leaves meander down. Six years ago yesterday, she died. It's impossible to underestimate how different each day is now. I never just sat and …

I Remembered Her Baptism

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I can’t remember what set her off. It doesn’t matter, really. She was having a tantrum because she is three years old. Benjamin and I take turns losing our cool. We ask the question as if …

Midlife Chills In An Indian Summer

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  Something deep down inside me has been missing. Like that chill you feel when you forgot to layer up after being warned that the weather is going to change. You thought you'd be warm enough, …

Family

November 19 2014

They Call Her Mama

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She wakes up while her love is still a warm bundle beneath blankets, and there’s nowhere she’d rather stay. But the alarm has yelled for the third time and the day will start, ready or …

Family

November 18 2014

Not Good to Be Alone

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On June 20th of this year, I tweeted, “Today’s purchases include heels, teeth whitener, & self-tanner. So begins the bridesmaid summer (or the summer I was never not wearing spanx).” And the bridesmaid summer it was. …

Family

November 17 2014

I Am Loved

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  "Should we go to your family or my family for Thanksgiving?" Maybe I was expecting too much, but since we were going to be married in eight months I assumed we would spend Thanksgiving together. After …

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