Actual conversation with an 8th grade boy: Him: What’s that? Me: (looking down at my Kindle Paperwhite and then back at the boy) A Kindle Him: (eyes wide) That’s the strangest looking Kindle I ever saw. Me: That’s because it’s just a Kindle, not a tablet. It’s for reading. Him: Wow. (leaning over to examineContinue reading “Funny Scenes from Real Life”
And I miss 17, when there wasn’t even breathing room
between pleasure and pain.
I give you a scene from real life. We traveled to a baseball tournament a few weekends ago, and we stayed with my best friend’s family. Between games, my boys entertained Leila’s girls, and it was lovely. One morning, Leila carried a cardboard box into the kitchen. We get enough packages that my boys instantlyContinue reading “A Scene from Real Life”
I want to fix this messed up world, where we live our middle-class high life and sweet babies STARVE TO DEATH. Fight to end abortion, sure. But for crying out loud can we feed and care for the children already in this world. We sure don’t “choose life” for these beautiful souls all around our quickly shrinking planet.
My father raised me with a sense of humor that is sarcastic and intelligent, while also being dirty minded and silly. I can remember watching Yellowbeard with him as a small child. Monty Python was an important part of my paternal education. Also, I would ask my dad to do something like “Turn on theContinue reading “Discworld: Rated PG-13”
I wish it had been me, but it was David and I can’t take that back. David, who found the neighbor’s cat curled up dead just a few months before yesterday when he found our own cat curled up like he was asleep, but he wasn’t asleep. He was stiff and there were antsContinue reading “Hocus Without Pocus”
Lately, you are quick to be defensive and negative. I hate that for you, though I recognize why you fall into such a pattern. Your big brother is often extremely negative. He is supposed to be your role model. On top of that, you are seven at the same time as your mother is turningContinue reading “Dear David”
I wish I could call you to wish you a happy birthday, but you do not like to talk on the phone. Instead, David and I prayed for you on the way to school. Well, we always pray for you, but this morning we prayed a little longer. Things we pray for you… That youContinue reading “Happy 11th Birthday Savannah Truett”
David wrote me a poem. I will preserve it here, spelling just as it is in the card. Mom can do many things! She is best at cleaning the house. My moms name is Heather Truett. My mom is smart! She even knows 30 x 30. I like it when my mom is happy. MomContinue reading “Pretty as a Curtain”
Savannah is 9 years old now. One year from double-digits and a couple more years from the teen phase. WOW! It is always amazing to me when I see Savannah’s facial expressions on my boys’ faces and when I hear her giggle coming from Haydn’s mouth. Savannah is not my biological child and Corey andContinue reading “Savannah”