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I Have Father’s Smile

I have my dad’s smile. It was a common refrain for me to hear growing up: “You look so much like your dad!” And it’s true. I have his eyes, his hair (all on my head, thank goodness; he can keep the beard), his bone structure and body type, and even his sinuses (ask both…

Dear Cubbie, Dodger, & Rex: Letting Mercy Lead

Dear boys, You are growing faster every time I blink. I’ve loved every stage you all have (and still are) growing through: your first infant cries; first smiles and chuckles; first crawls; first foods; first teeth and first steps. Rex, your brothers managed not to pee, poop, or puke on me; but you decided to…

Growing Pains

We celebrated my brother’s birthday this weekend. He and my sis-in-law bundled up Cubbie, Dodger and Rex and met us at Grandma and Grandpa’s place in the woods. It’s always an exciting and invigorating time for me when these three Energizer Bunnies come out. We laugh, we cry, we make up stories, we tell jokes,…