Motherhood

Notes of a New Year

Notes of a New Year

My daughter, Zoey, asked for a few gifts for Christmas that, to me, seemed out of the ordinary for a seven-year-old. “A guitar,” she requested. “A keyboard. Oh, yeah, and a microphone.” The thought of having a one-girl band right underneath my roof both delighted […]

Everything changed

Everything changed

A year ago, these words graced a year-end post I made: “I thought this year would be different, but it wasn’t. Because there I was again, reduced to a total mess of tears.” My thoughts, typed in the early morning hours of December 25, were […]

Just how much I love you

Just how much I love you

Every time I look at you when you sleep, I remember the way you felt the first time I held you. Warm and wiggly, you were lighter in my arms than you seemed to be in my belly. A trace of blood kissed your chin, […]

Keep your eyes open

Keep your eyes open

Nestled on a tree branch, half-hidden by snow, I almost didn’t see it. Minutes before, my eyes were fixed on my daughter, who stood at the top of a small hill, her coat a bright flash of pink against a sea of white, her smile […]