My five-year-old came out of her room having just awakened. I knelt down and enveloped her in my arms to give her a morning hug. As I held her, my mind went to the children[…]
Me: Please be careful. Child: I’ll be as careful as usual. Me: I am not comforted.
My grandparents health is declining, as is common among humans as we age. They are no longer able to care for themselves by themselves. Little things that most of us take for granted, like getting[…]
A Sack Full of Love: Local artifact to be displayed in new Smithsonian museum When I read the story linked above, tears streamed down my face. I cannot imagine the anguish this mother and her daughter felt[…]
Neither snow nor freezing rain nor gloom of night stayed this family from the completion of their appointed journey.
The summer after 8th grade my parents moved our family from the city to a house on five acres, twenty minutes away from a small mountain town with only one stop light. I was a[…]
Two simple rules on giving/lending money (and other things) and the benefits of being generous.
We have a rule in our house: “Happy or Bed.” It is a matter of great consternation to my wife and I that this rule can only (unfairly in our opinion) be applied to the[…]
We just finished brunch during which my six-year-old son ate some eggs and about a quarter of a pound of bacon. Ten minutes later he came and asked if he could have a snack.
My six-year-old son was making out valentine cards for his upcoming classroom valentine party. The teacher helpfully sent home a list of every student in the class. My wife instructed our son to fill out one[…]