Somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas your mother approached me bearing a wide smile and a sparkle in her eye. She said, “I think I’m pregnant.” We’d been hoping for a baby for the last few years—the thought of becoming parents was exciting news. We were just kids ourselves, but ready for the challenge—how hard could it be? Continue reading
I really don’t need her telling me that our interstate exit is two miles ahead; I read the same sign she did. Continue reading
She made me feel special, even during those high school years when I spent most of my time trying to avoid her. Continue reading
I turned sixty-two today.
Why couldn’t I have had this brain in my younger body? Not that I’m all that smart — I was just a lot dumber back then. Continue reading