Archives for Moving on

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Digging for treasure

Daylight Savings Time (DST) may be my least favorite weekend every year. As someone who is generally an optimist, to say I have a least favorite anything is rare; As someone who values her rest and her routines, to have both shaken up on the same day is jarring. Last night, I got the bright ...
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Thoughts today

In life there are people that we are inexorably connected with by fate, life, bonds and binds. This happens with relative frequency…that life ties me to someone and we are connected not by mere friendship, rather we are tied at the heart. We do not just seek one another, no we cling to the energy ...
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A new year: Time for change

With the new year, there inevitably come some feelings that propel change. The major one that I think affects most people is the feeling of loss. Generally, I would say that the loss of time is the one they feel most keenly. Hence, the influx of weight loss agendas and new year’s resolutions. People experience ...
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All dogs go to heaven

For Christmas, the year I turned 11, I got the surprise of my life. I’d been waiting for a dog for years. I hadn’t had one since I was little and living on the farm. The last gift I opened said “This certificate redeemable for one puppy of your choice!” Oh, the excitement and joy! I knew ...
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As the child grows…

When AJ was little, he had mad empathy. When other babies would cry, he would wail like crazy. This has never left him and I’m inclined to believe it’s part of his temperament. He’s always been the caretaker in this house, and I think it’s because he sees that when one of us is sick, ...
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Friday Confessional: I don’t know how to let him go

I don’t know how to let him go. He’s not a baby anymore and it’s becoming more and more apparent that he’s growing up. I remember the terror I felt the first time I realized that he no longer had the baby scent. And then the first time he smelled. I mean really smelled. As in “go ...
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Helping Children say goodbye

On Wednesday, I picked up a subdued AJ from school and prepared to bring him home. I expected him to be jubilant as he’d spent all day on a field trip and it was his last full day of school for for 3 months! As a child, I remembered the last week of school as ...
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