Watching my husband in the delivery room with our oldest child, I fell in love with him all over again. I think even Doug was surprised by the intensity of emotion he felt as he held our daughter and their eyes met for the first time. Fatherhood. Doug has done it well, and I am … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
“We are so much alike!” Says Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) while she gushes about her love for Darcy. Her father listens in astonishment, brows lifted and mouth hanging open before a foolish grin replaces his shock. Yesterday I was helping my father go through some old storage items and I chanced on a letter I wrote to … Continue reading My Favorite Martian, Part 1
All his life, I’ve been there for him. I’ve been the sounding board for ideas, concerns, hopes, disappointments. I stayed up through the night, holding the puke bucket or rocking him when he was sick. I kissed his scraped knees, cheered his first goal, laughed at his first attempts at humor. I was the one who … Continue reading It’s a Matter of Trust
“Hey, Mom! I met this girl…” It was my oldest son calling, just a few months after leaving home for college. His voice was tremulous. Perhaps he thought I was going to scold him, tell him he was too young to get “involved.” He was young, but I didn’t think telling him that wasn’t … Continue reading More Precious Than Jewels
I love magnets. The kids and I used to spend hours playing with those fascinating metal rods, trying to force like ends together until they jerked clear of our grip and flipped. The resulting bond was so strong it now took significant effort to pull them apart. You see, it’s a scientific fact. Opposites attract. … Continue reading Magnets and Marriage