Wearing Her Shoes

I will never forget the first time I saw her shoes. It was a cold wintry day in November and there I sat speechless, patting her hand while wrapping my arm around her shoulder.  I didn’t know what to do or say.  I occasionally muttered the words, “I’m sorry” but each time I said it,…

Mystery Gift Giver

Help!  I have a mystery gift giver!  Last Thursday afternoon I opened my front door and was welcomed by a package that had this b-e-a-utiful necklace inside.  The problem is I have no idea who it is from as there was no card inside or a return address on the outside.  Does anyone want to…

Why Does She Get Two?

I could barely catch my breath on that Friday night in March when I received a text message from a close friend that said “we are expecting” and “we heard heartbeats”.  That’s right, heartbeats. Plural.  As I sat in my chair surrounded by over 150 other people and unable to escape, the knot in my throat…

The Mom’s Club: Outside looking in

Every Friday morning at 10am they meet together.  As the front door opens, the children giggle as they eagerly run inside to the play room, the moms put down their purses, take off their shoes, and then huddle around a pot of coffee and pastries.  As I stand outside, just looking in, I can’t hear…

You’ve Got Mail!

As a child I have always enjoyed checking the mailbox.  I would get so excited to see a surprise letter or random card from a friend or relative and I have realized that since I have gotten older, not much has changed.  I think I am the only person at the ripe ol’ age of…