Monthly Archives: May 2009

Soldier

My husband is a soldier. It’s odd for me to type that out. Frankly, I think it makes him sound like a scuzzball that drives around in a rusty truck wearing a wifebeater t-shirt, listening to Lee Greenwood and Def … Continue reading

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LOVE

Yeah, that’s us spelling out our LOVE, in snapshots from our everyday lives. One of the best things about my Mother’s Day today? Flowers from my daughter, including one purple iris, the flower my grandma loved most. My grandma died … Continue reading

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Who Has It Harder? Me or Mine?

Exhibit A ME: I spent most of yesterday spray painting a loft bed for my 5-year-old. Long story short, I kept running out of paint, had to wedge multiple hardware-store trips between naps and preschool stuff, and ended up inadvertently … Continue reading

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The Scream

Real anger. I’m talking seething wrath, the kind we try to pretend we don’t have, the kind we almost effortlessly now keep contained, the kind that long ago went to live in a kernel in our soul, which, when heated, … Continue reading

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