My son, Reed, was in a freak accident late last week. Everything is going to be fine and we got a new family story to bond us together. We hope he’ll get spring from the hospital soon (hello, Universe — how about today?) and we are all thankful for your outpouring of good wishes.
Three things no parent ever wants to hear in the same sentence. But that’s what I heard when a police officer called me yesterday afternoon shortly before I expected my kids to come bounding in the door. Continue reading Freak Accident→
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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
It’s Saturday morning, 6 days since Roger came home from the hospital after The Ordeal.
Right after breakfast, Tessa and Reed are dancing to a mix CD I’d made for them years ago. They are hoe-downing with each other to Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping (“I get knocked down, but I get up again”). Their giggles are infectious, and Roger and I are only too happy to heed when they breathlessly command, “watch me!”
Segue to the next song. Tessa, with her winsome ways, says, “Dance with me, Daddy!”
As much as his broken ribs will let him, Roger Splish Splashes with his daughter, spinning and twirling her carefully while Reed and I cheer them on. The four of us are thrilled to be together on this sun-splashed morning, a day of promise and togetherness.
It’s joyous and my heart sings.
To see Tessa with her Aunt Sheri on the Utah vacation, click here.
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