She called to say the best friend in the whole world’s mom wanted her to spend the night yesterday.

Kathryn smile June 30, 2016 logo

She said, “she was a little nervous because the last time she spent the night it wasn’t the night that gave her trouble – it was the early afternoon.  

I took a deep breath and said, “you’ll be okay this time.” “You go and have fun but, be smart and careful, and drive slowly wherever you go.”  

What we really want to do is: wrap her in bubble wrap, drive her everywhere and never let her out of my sight. 

But that. . . might drive us both crazy. 

Before bed I took note of the normal for her, for us . . . and then the little sister asked,   Can I sleep in her bed? 

and this life. . . moves on. 

Thank God 


Happy 4th from down South


having that extra car because Auntie loves so much made life easy the past month

talking to the girl with the brown eyes about her plans for the future

attending a different Mass of the  Byzantine rite

helping little hands

hanging out in the kitchen talking and drinking coffee

early morning

that smile


5 thoughts on “a normality to life

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