Category Archives: Personal

Nine Years (3,288 Days)

I wrap it every year. The tag reads: To: Charlie, Chanelle & Meadow. It’s probably silly to wrap the box. The inside of the large square package is no secret. They know it’s “the book”. Often, the book is set aside as soon as the wrapping paper is off. I watch as my hours of...

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Meadow: Nine

I open the door to the garage and Meadow bounds down the two steps in one big jump. She swings the car door open and I watch, holding her backpack, as she hops to the far side of the backseat. I swing her way-too-heavy backpack into the seat next to her, while she straps on...

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Holding Them Both

Monday morning I feel Chad slip out of bed and I hear the bathroom door quietly close. At the sound of the running shower, I open one eye and peek at the clock beside the bed. 4:47. I bury myself under the warm covers and listen to the sound of the shower, relishing the final...

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Charlie: Fifteen

I’m not even sure how to begin this birthday blog. This birthday letter. This acknowledgement of the 15th year. This celebration of the 15th year. But here goes nothing. . . Charlie, This isn’t the birthday we thought it would be is it? Years from now I wonder if you will look back and remember...

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