I stand in your bedroom doorway as tears create rivulets down my cheeks, pooling on my chin for a millisecond before splashing onto my shirt. You are sound asleep, curled on your side facing the wall. The Lie Every Parent Wants to Believe I sneak across the wood floor and lay beside you, on top of the […]
Dear Teacher, Don’t Let Him Fool You
Dear Teacher, In a couple of weeks my son will walk through the doors of your classroom and for the next nine months many of his waking hours will be spent with you. I know as the days, weeks, and months pass, you’ll get to know a side of him that even I am […]
To Eli, on your 7th Birthday
Dear Eli, Back in January we spent a bitterly cold afternoon visiting Daddy while he worked on a construction project. We slid around on the ice-covered ground for a while, then hopped into his truck and cranked the heat in order to regain feeling in our fingers and toes. As we slowly warmed up, your […]
What Would It Be Like to Raise a Perfect Son?
This time of year always gets me thinking about Mary. Not just about the pictures of her we see in the nativity scenes that pop up everywhere in December, but about what it must have been like to be her. What Would It Be Like to Raise a Perfect Son? Before I go any further, […]