It’s My Birthday!

I sometimes wish I’d been an adult when my mom was in her 30s and 40s—that I could have been her best friend instead of her daughter. I look at her pictures back then, and I see this gorgeous, sexy, vibrant woman—a part of her I never had the privilege of knowing. She was so many people, and I only knew a fraction of her.

A Quarter-Life Celebration

Dear Diary, He turns 25 today. A quarter of a century. From a newborn on life support to an adult on his own. I wrote his story years ago, when the memories were still relatively fresh and new. So much time has passed. So much has changed in our lives. But one true thing will […]

Birthday Bliss

George Opening Presents

We celebrated George’s 9th birthday yesterday. For those of you keeping track, yes, it was a week early. Fairly certain his actual birthday would coincide with moving day, we decided to be proactive and get something on the calendar before his Big Day got lost in the cardboard boxes that are currently decorating our house. […]