Making the Cut

Mary Claire and Jocey

She didn’t get a part in the junior high play. The dreaded cast list for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” was posted yesterday, and my girl’s name was not on it. I found her crying in her bedroom last night, confiding in her Mississippi friend. I hugged her, offered my ear if she wanted it, told her […]

Coffee with a Toddler

Gus

I got to have coffee with a toddler this morning. Well, I had coffee and she, a juice box. My fabulous new friend, Michelle and I talked for two hours while her daughter calmly went about the business of coloring and nibbling on a blueberry muffin. “Does the time really go that quickly?” Michelle asked. […]

Standing in the Blue

Holiday Lights

I’ve been feeling all blurry and jagged edges lately, even on the heels of our nation’s most thankful day. The truth is, sometimes the holidays challenge me. All the brightly colored bows and the cheer and the consumerism are co-conspirators in a general ache that works its way into my soul. The juxtaposition of the […]