Your Son Falling

We can not protect and coddle them but WE must remind them that they are loved, we see them, we are curious about them everyday and that they are worth knowing.The blankets were falling to the very edge of my bed but even in my deep sleep I could feel them about to slide right …

Muddy River Days

Muddy, river, and SNOWY days actually because that was how we rolled. They were the crazy "huck finn" boys, as my neighbour named them. Barefoot and climbing trees in the hood and off on adventures to the mountains in between. When I saw these photos this morning I burst open with joy. These adventures, this …

Mother Of Four

Reset, reset, RESET. The illusion that she could be a lovely, patient and sweet mother was destroyed at the reality of the energy required to keep up to four boys. She had to learn to be “easy on herself” and forgive herself often. She would not be the perfect mom, as though such a thing …