Layla’s 9th Birthday Letter

Layla Jean turns NINE on Monday!! Time for her annual birthday letter! My sweet Layla, Nine.  Years.  Old.  WHAT??!  How is that even possible?  It is hard to wrap my brain around the fact that nine is halfway to eighteen.  I know how quickly the first nine years went by.  How do I slow down … Continue reading Layla’s 9th Birthday Letter

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Anticipatory Grief is a Selfish Toddler

When I awoke this morning I had exactly zero desire to talk about hard things.  That's been pretty common lately.  Besides the word vomit my sister and I exchange by phone (how's that for a visual?!), my mouth stays shut.  When someone says, "How are you?"  My response is usually "Good!"  Not because I'm a … Continue reading Anticipatory Grief is a Selfish Toddler