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Sixteen Redux

Sixteen Redux

There you are, in the big chair, half curled and snuggled up against me. A tangled clump of hair covers part of your face.  You’re somewhere between wake and sleep listening to Goodnight Moon and my made up stories of butterflies and rainbow fish. You are warmth to my...
Sixteen

Sixteen

I remember sixteen years ago… Your first night on this earth. Your first night in my life.  Swaddled up and cradled in my arms, I walked the quiet empty hospital hallways for what seemed like hours.  My thoughts racing, disorganized from exhaustion but fueled by...