I want to remember this moment forever

I want to remember this moment forever

I want to memorize this feeling, even as I allow it to flow through me, and I stay present in the next moment. And the next. I want to carve it on my heart and mind, so that I can pull it up when I want (or need) it most. I’m sitting here with both my kids. Enjoying...
I love you most

I love you most

That’s what I say to both my kids, “I love you most.” My youngest will sometimes ask, “Does that mean you love me more?” I always answer, “No. It means I love you most. I love you both most.” As I’ve probably written before, I was, in at least some ways, afraid to...
Feel the wind on your skin

Feel the wind on your skin

I just texted someone I love dearly with the reminder – “Feel the wind on your skin this week. Soak it all in.” This person is in a big week, and most likely a fun week. And I want them to be in every moment, to soak it all in. When they were little I’d offer that...
21 years ago today my life was saved even more

21 years ago today my life was saved even more

It’s hard for me to fathom that my oldest child is twenty-one. I remember turning twenty-one. Vividly. It’s also hard for me to explain how my life changed – and I changed – when I became a mother. I’m pretty certain that everyone feels a huge shift with parenthood. I...
When shutting up is good

When shutting up is good

I was with someone I love dearly. Someone with whom I am compelled to step in, to do all that I can. Someone whom I’m driven to help, even though they don’t need my help. We were talking about a current struggle they were facing. This person is, in at least some ways,...