Sometimes We Dance

In two days my baby will be ONE. And even though my little one has been an independent spirit since the day she was born, yesterday she clung to me and only wanted me to play with her. So we had A Day. First, she decided pants were not necessary: a girl after my own…

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On Your First Birthday

Dear Annabel, A year ago this Saturday you came into my life and brought with you a light that I feared had been extinguished forever. There are so many things I am thankful for when I think about you, but here are just a few:

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Tumors And Styes And Things Not So Nice

Whenever I don’t want to let my mind wander off on dark paths, I keep myself busy. With Jackie!’s surgery yesterday, I knew I would have to have a day jammed with activities. I planned on really throwing myself into getting things ready for Annabel’s birthday party, but then I woke up with an insane-looking…

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My Brave Friend

The day after Maddie died, I asked my friend Jackie! to come to me. She put everything on hold and drove six hours to be with me. When she arrived at my house, I was laying in bed, having just taken a sleeping pill. She got into bed with me, and laid with me while…

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Meanest Daddy in the World

One of the coolest parts of Annie’s getting older is being able to watch her develop her own identity. Unfortunately, this is also one of the hardest parts. I say this because with every incredible milestone (like taking her first steps) that this new and improved Annie achieves comes the heartbreaking fact that I am…

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