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More Perfect

Today this is how safe my family is: My 2-year-old baby girl skips around the house in lime-green underpants, her family cheering every time she succeeds in making pee-pee in the Elmo potty. This is how sweet our life is: Later, she and my son and his friend take turns stirring a wooden spoon through pumpkin batter, … Continue reading

I want to foster again

Our boy fought and flopped his way to sleep last night. Then, the moment he slept, the dog made herself sick. After another walk around the block to help her get it out of her system, the house finally fell still and my husband and I sat beside one another for a short, sweet while, the white whoosh … Continue reading

The good shepherd

At church on Sunday the priest intoned that the Gospel was apt given the week’s spate of horrific news. The Boston Marathon bombing, ensuing manhunt and ongoing violence. The explosion in West, Texas. The floods and destruction closer to home. He started on about how the good shepherd protects his sheep from wolves, thieves, robbers. How … Continue reading