Posts with Label: Children

Anger

Anger

Anger is a powerful force for change. That’s what Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach told me yesterday.  Well, me and a room full of a few hundred people. It was a message gratefully received, because good Lord am I angry.  I have anger to spare.  The world seems to be on fire — literally, in […]

A Dozen Years

A Dozen Years

A dozen years have passed since I became a mother to a son.  As I’ve said frequently before, having never had brothers, having never seen firsthand what it was like to mother a boy, I didn’t have a good idea of what that would entail. I imagined lots of very smelly dirty socks and climbing […]

Unsettled

Unsettled

People keep asking us how we’re settling in and I keep saying really well.  It’s all going good, I say.  Still boxes to unpack of course, but we’ll get there. But that’s not really the truth. Some days I feel completely unsettled.  About as unsettled as you can get in a place you’ve known your […]

Double Digits, Eleven Days Late

Double Digits, Eleven Days Late

Eleven days ago, on July 15th, I missed posting about your birthday. I’d like to blame technical difficulties (I did forget to bring my laptop to Nana & Pappy’s cottage), but the truth is that four days after arriving in the U.S. I was just too overwhelmed to write a coherent sentence.  A lot happened […]

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