18 summers

Happy birthday to the loveliest of daughters….mine! Today she turns 18, and I’m reminded of what I’d say is the best parenting advice I ever heard. You only get 18 summers. It’s cliche but the years do fly by and then BOOM(!), it’s over. No longer children. The realization that a chapter of life is … More 18 summers

go away, June

First day of summer. Texted James. He’s tired of summer. Maybe I am too. Usually it’s my favorite season. June though, just go away. Instagram photos of dads and kids with catchy little captions I don’t need to see. Oh, I’m happy you’re happy. But I’m proof that…..well, life isn’t always what it seems. So … More go away, June

June is like December

I came to a realization the other day.  June is like December.  For me, anyway.  There’s so much happening.  Starting in May.  Events, holidays, celebrations, etc.  I have counted 13 happenings in my calendar between May 11 and the end of June.  Some were major life events like my son’s high school graduation.  Some were … More June is like December