homesick at home

I once read that you start saying goodbye to your child the moment you give birth. Trusting another to watch them for an hour, their first crawl and first steps, the first day of pre-school, start of kindergarten, first time sleeping away from home, on and on the goodbyes go. The initial time that my... Continue Reading →

the affair

I'm having an affair.  I should feel very, very guilty . . but I don't.  He's a married father of three.  I'm also married with three children.  I happen to know his children very well.  In fact, I've known his wife my whole life.  She is me, I am her.  I'm having an affair with... Continue Reading →

these kind of days

I awoke to the alarm this morning, my heart pounding at 5:30 am, with a list of things to accomplish running through my brain. Dentist appointment first thing, then dress and gift selecting, grocery shopping, bathroom cleaning ... send a card, finish emails and messages, bring a meal to a new mom - my self-imposed... Continue Reading →

where it all began

It began in the spring of 1985.  Actually, let me back up.  It began specifically at 12:30 a.m. on Dec.26, 1984, the first time Craig and I said "I love you" to one another.  I was a month over seventeen, a senior in high school, and Craig had just turned nineteen the week before, a... Continue Reading →

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