The Closest I’ve Ever Come

I don’t claim to know much about motherhood. I’ve seen birth, I’ve babysat some pretty stellar kids and I’ve had shared the disappointment that comes with disciplining them. That’s it though. Mere snapshots in the life of my friends’ children. Tonight, however, I know grief. Grief over a child who blatantly tells you one thing


Today is my birthday. To inaugurate my 27th year of life I: 1) Heard the Happy Birthday Song 4 times 2) Went to church 3) Wore a dress 4) Played the Wii version of BopIt and failed. Miserably 5) Got some pretty stellar earrings from my twin 6) Was emailed a “special birthday coupon” from