That Time Nobody Stood Alone

44 hours is all they had.  44 hours to prepare for a devastation nobody could have ever even imagined.  Just 44 hours.  It takes me longer than that to prepare for a weekend trip to Houston to visit family on a normal, clear day… and yet people expected a city… no… the ENTIRE coast of…

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Momxiety

I’m sitting here at my computer, preparing myself for what happens next.  The part where I have to go to the parent’s orientation at Cori’s day school (separate from actual orientation – because apparently they are aware that this is a hot mess for all parents, so we need to orient ourselves before we are…

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The Space Between

This was never supposed to happen.  You weren’t supposed to do this to me.  You weren’t meant to grow this fast.  I’ve watched you with such intensity since the day we met.  I desperately worked to memorize every freckle.  In awe of the blue of your eyes, the dimple in your cheek, the way you…

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When the Powder Settles

I watched in horror as the remainder of the powder floated down from above my head.  How did it even get that high up?  It took a few seconds to register what was happening, but it clicked and all I could muster was… “What the hell are you guys thinking!?” Now, I normally don’t like…

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Pieces of Me

Silly me. Silly old me that used to be.  The one who stayed up late and ate french fries and sour punch straws with the reckless abandon only the 20-somethings can get away with.  The one who played music and danced around the house while singing too loudly and off-key.  The one my husband probably…

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