Parenting

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

Everything seemed fine this morning – really, it did: The sun was shining as my daughter bounded out of her room and straight into the bathroom to begin getting ready for the day. She ate a good breakfast and got dressed in her free-dress clothes. […]

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 […]