My daughter Bridgette recently had her Girl Scouts bridging ceremony. We celebrated her flying up from Brownies to Juniors with friends and cookies! New pins and badges, too. She was so excited to reach another milestone on the brief and beautiful journey known as childhood. It seems like yesterday she bridged from Daisies to Brownies. […]
Sully Sullenberger Halloween Costume “Each generation of pilots hopes that they will leave their profession better off than they found it.” –Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger Check out my son Sullivan’s SULLY SULLENBERGER Halloween Costume. Sullenberger is the pilot who landed US Airways Flight 1529 on the Hudson River. The famous water landing (not a crash!) occurred […]
I heard the song Don’t Lose Your Love for the first time today. The line, “I can see the mysteries of God behind your beautiful brown eyes,” reminded me so much of my daughter Bridgy. If you haven’t heard this beautiful song yet — the work of the Seattle folk band Ivan and Aloysha — […]
Yesterday afternoon, Jakey the budgie died. When we found him, his companion Louie was distraught. He chirped and bounced on top of him. Jumped along the perches. Clung to the sides of the cage. Searched in every corner for his friend. And, for the first time ever, he slept in his happy hut. Always before, […]
What kids can’t do with a package of clay, some googly eyes and pipe cleaners. We have an entire parade of clay monsters here. The black fish creature is downright terrifying. I hope you had a Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween! The march through another holiday season has begun with costumes and trick-or-treating! It is so good to be alive. To enjoy pumpkins and children. Costumes and candy and friends. My son Sullivan loves animals and is very imaginative. This year he wanted to be a hummingbird. I did my best, but he looked […]
Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter Juliette who turned 18 recently. I love you, Juliette, forever and ever and ever. I’ve said it 100 times and it’s always truer than the time before. The happiest day of my life was the day you were born. Thank you for being with me these last 18 years. […]