Paying Attention

Paying Attention

I am watching. I listen and I learn. I give and grow and watch you do the same. I am not yet a mother, but I am paying attention. She rises early for just a few moments of silence. The powdered remains of Cheerios have created a thin film over the breakfast table. My...
Just Show Up

Just Show Up

Sometimes a knock at the door is the best sound in the entire world. Other days it’s a text message alert at just the right time. And always, hands down, finding a letter in your mailbox is one of life’s simplest, most joyful gifts. A few years ago I saw...
Set the Table

Set the Table

There’s something special about tables. Before you decide I’ve gone completely crazy, hear me out. You could argue that they’re commonplace, something most people sit down at without thinking twice about. And I couldn’t even disagree because your words would be true....