Sometimes I Cry For You, Little One

Sometimes I Cry for You, Little One

Sometimes I cry for you, little one. Sometimes I cry because the world is so big and you’re so small, and I worry—Oh, do I worry—about your smallness in this big world. Sometimes I cry because you’re so big and I’m so small, and …

Dolphins Help Heal a Mother’s Broken Heart

Our family started our year of nomadic living last May, in a little condo across the street from Strand Beach in Dana Point, CA. It was heavenly, truly. I had a profound experience there, which has grown even more significant …

Thank You, Village.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but I think it also takes village to raise a heart. These past two months have been incredibly intense. Watching a loved one get diagnosed with a terminal illness and …

To the Mothers Who Weren’t Our Mothers

Here’s to you, Moms We Knew Growing Up. You were the mothers who were not our own, but who were in our lives anyway—the friends of our moms, the moms of our friends, our aunts, neighbors, teachers, and coaches. You …

The Beauty in the Tragedy

I’ve been thinking lately about time. It’s been seven weeks since my mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Seven weeks. We don’t know how many days or weeks we have left with her, but unless there’s a miracle …