Now that Khalil is in a bed instead of a crib, I can lie down with him at bedtime. He picks a nightlight color and then David leaves us to our songs an…
When I started writing, the industry and the rules were totally new to me. Maybe they are to you, too? These next few emails will discuss my last coupl…
Nearly a decade ago when I was newly single, without a reliable income, and very sick but not yet diagnosed, I could hardly bear the heartbreak of the …
Yesterday morning, I heard Khalil wake up and find Honeypuppy. He got very close to her face and whispered, Happy Mother’s Day Honeypuppy, and gave her…
As I was falling asleep last night, a phrase looped through my mind. They both called their moms. They both called their moms. They both called their m…
The mother of one of Khalil’s future classmates claims that she saw some daffodils growing in the ditch near the park. I can’t find them, but there are…
A letter for Khalil for his 4th birthday
Our neighbor, Mona, who has been in the newsletter before, just texted, “The north wind is blowing the ice out.” We’ve been updating each other as Lake…
CW: suicide, violence Yesterday, after Honeypuppy left to go to the vet, Khalil asked if it was the same as when Batman (our old dog) went to the vet a…
Happy Holidays to you
First haircut since January 2020! As I write this, I’m thinking about how precious time and energy are these days. Maybe it’s just because I live in a …
This morning Khalil asked for a family meeting so David and I sat on the floor across from him and he said, “No! The meeting is tomorrow.” We asked wha…