relation/ships

Over the summer my family boarded a ship, DC’s own Odyssey to be exact, for a belated celebration of Pop Pop’s birthday.  We gathered at the bow for a family photo op and while we did get a couple of the obligatory “line everyone up like milk bottles” poses courtesy of a fellow tourist, the…

Letting Go

Letting go doesn’t always mean saying good-bye.  Sometimes it means saying hello to something hard but also new…

Baby Reyna’s Baptism

Ever since I posted my niece’s birth story, I have received several messages from you all asking about my sister and her family and how everyone is doing.  I know that I can get a little cynical, a little cranky and a little critical about the state of humanity at times but then you all…

Eleven, eleven, eleven and the birth of Reyna Joy

(I’ve had permission to share this for a long time but its taken months to find my voice.) Dearest Reyna:  The leaves danced in the road the day you were born.  The sun was warm on my shoulder but the air was brisk.  We had waited for your birth day to come for so long,…