Thursday, May 24, 2012


If you are a parent, there is nothing carefree about this stretch of road...

The action of driving: impending dread
(for oh-so-many reasons in South Florida!)
and what will bring our family
to the brink of bankruptcy when
we have three additional males insured
under our policy.  God help us.
But only if the grocery bills
don’t drive us there first. Seriously.  

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Thursday, May 17, 2012


June 2009: Daddy and the boys in Naples, Florida

Almost twelve years (yikes!) into motherhood,
I am growing in this role.
I no longer quiver when faced
with a bleeding (or vomiting) child.
I no longer tremble when challenged
by hungry, filthy, bored , warring boys
that seem to gain monstrous strength
with each and every passing  second.
No.  I have grown in mothering
just as my boys flourish with
each passing milestone,  every grown inch,
each hard won, exhausting, monumental,  accomplishment.
I stand in wide mouthed awe,
amazed that, in spite of myself,
their growth leaves me behind, small;
but oh, so very much beloved!
And someday, rather soon, I suppose,
they will tower over me: souvenir
of time's passage; my own growth.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012


Sunscreen, towels, chairs and gossip rags.
Toys, food, drinks, umbrella and kids.
Sunny days, rainy afternoons, hazy laziness.
Hoping the calendar brings summer soon...

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Permission slips signed. One field trip.   
Distant destination: Orlando. Parental nerves frayed.
One new, fully charged cell phone.
Just what the anxious mother ordered
as Matthew goes on his own,
for the very, very first time.
So she doesn't go completely crazy,
letting her baby test his wings.

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