Entries Tagged as 'possibility'

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Woom Bike: A Love Story

Almost 20 years ago now, when Ken and I first started dating, he was always on his bike. I went from just being an English major nerd to being immersed in the cycling community, learning a new language with each race that I tagged along to. I got to see roads in Texas that I […]

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Hatching

At the toy store on Saturday he picked a dinosaur egg. The egg contained the promise of a baby T. Rex in exchange for about 48 hours of patience and $3. He held the egg gingerly as I filled a cup with warm water, holding it down to his height once it was full for […]

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Flying

In June, as we drove across the country, he incessantly talked of flying. He was sure he could do it if he reached deep enough for the power all of his beloved superheroes possessed. “I’m going to fly,” he would say over and over again. At night he would jump onto the beds, arms stretched […]

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Gifts From A Mother Who Remembers

I was feeling overwhelmed. By the return to reality from a long vacation. By the quick return to work, putting in longer hours than I do during the school year. By the mess of still unpacked bags. By other people’s actions I wish I could control, other people’s hurt that quickly became mine too. By […]

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Children On A Beach

“And then, thought Clarissa Dalloway, what a morning – fresh as if issued to children on a beach.” –Mrs. Dalloway He lost his shovel. It was bright blue, plastic, purchased at a hardware store on the way to the beach for the sole purpose of digging in that sand on that day. He discovered quickly […]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Transition – The Telling and Living and Writing of Stories

I spent the last month telling them stories. Stories of places. Of people. Of summers when I was the child and not the parent. I told them these stories as we drove or as we hiked or as we sat and listened to the rain. I spent my days trying to make sure they too […]

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

On The Other Side

“And of course she loved life immensely.” –Mrs. Dalloway I was on a bus last week, in one of the middle seats, my now almost first-grader by my side. She was holding my hand and peeking every once in a while to the boys sitting behind us. They were giggling. Just as I was starting […]

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

I Believe In Fairies

This Mother’s Day weekend, I’ve had the extreme honor of participating as a cast member in the Listen To Your Mother Austin show. Sharing my story along with fourteen other talented women, reading before a live audience for the first time, hearing the support of so many of my family and friends have made this […]

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Conquering

“That is all. Fear no more, says the heart.” — Mrs. Dalloway I write down things I’m not sure how to say. Or when to say. Or if I want to say. I write to know what I think. How I feel. And I publish it because for some strange reason hitting publish validates my […]

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Wishes and Giggles

We were in the car, Nora and her friend, waiting for a red light to turn so we could make our way back home. I said something aloud about the highway, not really meaning for them to hear. It was something mundane, like the name of the highway or the fact that there was likely […]

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