Monday, August 26, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
So far this summer, I've had a burst eardrum, the kids have had head lice, I had an emergency appendectomy and hospitalization, and I'm turning 40. I'm afraid locusts and plagues are next. It's a good thing I have a sense of humor, Universe, otherwise I might have quit by now.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
First week, fourth day of school. The little one is home for the second consecutive day with a 102 fever, and a doctor's appointment this morning. I went home sick from work yesterday and was so nauseous I could barely move. If this week is indicative of the upcoming school year, it's going to be a long one.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
“Life will break you. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ― Louise Erdrich
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Dear you: I know you think that I'm heartless. And conniving. And devoid of remorse. None of these are true. I am flawed, yes. But if you think that I'm not sorry for the hurt I've caused, you are sorely mistaken. If you think that I planned this course for myself... again, wrong. We are all people. We are all doing the best we can. I am trying, really hard, to love you, because that is the next right thing to do. I forgive you for the awful things you've said about me. If you knew the truth, you'd say even more. I understand how you feel... trust me, I do. I've been in your place. I know your pain. And I never wanted to cause that. I understand why you hate me. But I am trying to give you the grace you deserve. We are the same. We are part of one another. I accept this, and I love you as best I can. With hope, B.