Category: Celebrations

July 9, 2018

XIX

If I could re-write our wedding vows and present them to myself to say to you 19 years ago, they’d look like this: I, Jamie, take you, Big Daddy, to be my husband. To have and hold on to as tight as possible and to freak you out a little bit when I ask you […]

February 5, 2018

Eighteen

Stars shining bright above you- Night breezes seem to whisper “I love you”- Birds singing in the sycamore tree Dream a little Dream of me Eighteen years ago on a cold Chicago morning, just after midnight, the Princess was born. We gave her one name that was all her own and one she shared with […]

September 12, 2017

Joyful

Littlebit has been counting down to her birthday for weeks.  She is convinced she’s going to get a phone.  She’s made rational arguments about why she should have one including the names of her friends that already have one. Last spring, at Littlebit’s IEP meeting (she STILL cannot say her r sound) her speech therapist […]

July 9, 2017

XVIII

If it were a person, our marriage would be an adult. Eighteen years ago, Big Daddy and I decided “why not” and hopped a plane, rented a car and made it official. In thinking about what I wanted to say about the last eighteen years, I landed on the metaphor of a roller coaster. Totally […]

June 25, 2017

Eight is Great

This is Baby Bee.  She’s not much of a baby anymore, but that’s here name here and I don’t think I’ll get a new one to stick. She turns eight today. She’s a skinny string bean.  She is bumpy and knobby.   She folds up into small places like laps and the warm place behind your […]

October 29, 2016

Elizabeth Schuyler, Pleasure to Meet You

Ah, Hamilton.  For the last four months, the Hamilton soundtrack has been on repeat at our house.  It started with my cousin insisting I listen and on our trip to New Orleans, I gave it the time it deserved on the plane.  I was hooked.  When I came home, I started playing it in the […]

September 12, 2016

This Girl

She sings all the time.   It drives Baby Bee batty, but she’s just that happy. She wakes up in the morning, bright eyed and happy and she sings. I think it bothers the Princess when I say that Littlebit was never really terrible when she was a toddler. It’s just true. She was always […]

February 9, 2016

She’s Sixteen Just for a Moment

Last week it happened. On Friday. Quietly. Just like she was born, actually. I was having trouble sleeping and when I looked down, it was 1:11 in the morning making it sixteen years exactly since the first time she settled into my arms and watched me. The nurses wanted her to cry more, but she […]

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