Our spring is coming

They are telling us that we'll be here until spring.  Who would have thought that we'd be here, in this place, longer than we would be home in the time span of a  year?  It could end up being a total of 8 or 9 months. They tell us we'll be living a "new normal." [...]

Safe and Secure

He sat at the round bistro table, feet dangling from his chair.  His white socks stretched to his knees, legs swaying, eagerly waiting for a slice of pizza to satisfy his little appetite. His tiny mouth puckered around the tip of a straw sipping orange soda while his big, round, dark eyes looked sideways toward [...]

Daddy, Carry Me

"Daddy, I can't go.  I'm tired."  Her hands reach up, "Daddy carry me. I'm scared.  It's getting dark.  I can't see." Like a good daddy he whisks her up into his arms and gently places her on his shoulders. The evening is fading and the sun begins to withdraw behind the horizon.  Darkness isn't far [...]