Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sisters

Becoming 60-something brought loss with it. I lost my father four years ago and I lost my sister five months ago. I lost my mom when I was 30-something. So now, all my biological family, other than my own children, are … Continue reading

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Grandchildren – This says it all.

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Angel Caps

I grew up in Mill Valley, up on a hill that overlooked the whole town. There were only three houses there at the time. Mom used to call us home with a cow bell — we had free run of … Continue reading

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Sticky Buns

I got up at o-dark-thirty to drive my good friend to the cancer center for her infusion. She has a rare form of cancer and has to have infusions for three days; then a couple weeks off. The infusions last … Continue reading

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Praying

Each night, and sometimes day, I pray for each of my children. As soon as I start that dialogue with God, my brain takes me through an unstoppable chain… my child, my child’s partner, my child’s children, my stepchildren, their partners, my … Continue reading

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Fish Sticks and Tater Tots

When I was a young mom, about 40-something years ago, I wanted everything to be perfect. I made homemade soups, something my Italian mother-in-law taught me. Pastina with teeny little meatballs. I used to make fresh carrots and peas and put … Continue reading

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Daughters

Daughters are actually mothers. They just don’t know it yet. They become their mother’s mother in the sweetest, gentlest way, and right on time, if you are one of the lucky ones. And I am.

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