Sometimes a Bit Lucky

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These past few weeks, we have felt very unlucky.  Ger had a nasty bout of pneumonia that put him out of commission for about 8 days, leaving me struggling to juggle work and the kids.  Then a week ago, with finally everyone healthy, we were driving to Noodles and Company for dinner, only to have our minivan die on the side of the road. Continue reading

Different and the Same


I saw one of my favorite people last night.  We met when our oldest kids were in diapers, through a Meetup playgroup in our area.  The group dissolved, but our friendship remained.  It was one of those instant clicks when you meet a new person and think “Oh yes.  This person is my person.”  Much to our delight, we both became pregnant at the same time, with only six weeks separating the due dates for our second children. Continue reading

The Last Cry

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For a brief moment, we had parallel lives.  I saw her in October, just a month after losing Nelle. She’d recently had two miscarriages, back-to-back, at 5 weeks both times.  We cried together over our losses.  She was a bridesmaid in my wedding, a decade ago. I was supposed to be a bridesmaid in hers, but my due date with Theo conflicted. Instead, I attended the ceremony when my baby was barely two weeks old.  States and years apart didn’t matter: together, it was like no time had passed. Continue reading