Posts with Label: Children

Liesl and Smee

Liesl and Smee

Her first lead role, with solo singing and several costume changes and (yikes) almost-kissing a boy.  Since she hadn’t really practiced at home, and certainly not at top volume, her first song caught me almost entirely off guard.  I am sixteen, going on seventeen… I knew she could sing, but I didn’t know she could […]

Families Belong Together

Families Belong Together

I’ve spent the last few days arguing with assorted people on various social media platforms that children should not be separated from their parents and kept in cages.  That this is a thing people might support is grotesque.  That anyone I know, anyone I’ve ever known, could defend this policy is mind-boggling to me.  For […]

One Month

One Month

One month from today we will be sitting on an airplane, getting ready to head back to America. The grand adventure will be over. My emotions these days swing like a pendulum, one minute devastated to be leaving and the next ecstatic to be going home.  Nothing I can do but let those emotions be […]

Individuals

Individuals

I snapped a picture as the gondola rolled down the canal, the sunlight in my eyes blocking my view of the screen, so all I could do was hope it came out. Later, I looked at it and my breath caught in my throat. If you’d asked me to capture each of my children’s personalities […]

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