Tag Archives: trusting my children

To Make a Mother Weep

In the kitchen before dawn, my pre-teen daughter makes two potato chip and maple syrup sandwiches on artisanal — $5.99 a loaf — sourdough. “My favorite!” she grins.   Who knew? Her plan is to watch the sunrise from our … Continue reading

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Pictures of my Heart

There are pictures of hearts all over my house, delightful spontaneous outpourings from the girls’ arts explorations. Lopsided heart shapes, scraggly letters staggering along proclaiming love — each one is priceless. Plenty of them — sigh of relief — are … Continue reading

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Glowing with Girly Possibilities

Sitting on L’s bed last night, rubbing her shoulders, I got to take her in like breath. Long hair in a loose braid, strands falling out at every twist, little flower earrings, multiple bracelets around her wrist along with a … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 9: Except when it comes to the kids

Last night I lay awake for hours worrying about the girls. The actual problems on hand didn’t wake me up, but it was one of those middle-aged woman nights.  Once I was awake, that was it for several hours, not … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 8: Scary things can go smoothly

Today we were caught in the current of big, life-changing issues: the federal government, immigration, bureaucracy, adoption, lots of time and money spent, a day off from school, ice cream. Today, we took my daughter to her Oath ceremony to … Continue reading

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