Mary, and every other mother ever, treasured these things in her heart. It’s what we do. We treasure away the miraculous and the mundane. They are the building blocks to our lives’ meaning, and it’s all because of long-term memory.
It is my husband’s final weekend of work for a couple of months after spending the last ten months on the road. It feels like he’s been gone all of the time, even though I know it was more like 3-4 day stretches with the occasional crazy mixed in there (see “The First Step IsContinue reading “Binge Dating”
This weekend marked the first family vacation with my side of the family since the Great Myrtle Beach Thanksgiving Vacation Disaster of 2007. None of us said anything to reference it, but as we set up our campers at the state park on Friday night, cold wind whipping across the lake and blowing in heavyContinue reading “Family Vacations, Then and Now”