The realization of his error hit him like a load of wet cement.
As today’s American parents, we grew up in the shadow of words shared by visionaries—men like Martin Luther King, Jr., who taught us to approach each day with courage.
When I dropped Lily off at college last August, life had thrown those ordinary moments in the air like debris after a tornado.
It’s kind of a cruel trick that life plays on some of us, those who get so caught up in the minutia of the moment that we miss the true beauty happening right in front of us.
This won’t last forever, I remind myself, these moments when life pushes along and I sometimes chase after it.
This year, it’s a different kind of Christmas. But it will be just fine. Perhaps, even festive.
His 5’10” lanky frame pirouetted on the red carpet in front of me. He’s so much larger than he used to be when every step he took was a ‘look at me’ step, a twirl on the trail to where he is now.