When you were born Feb. 20, I was elated. A lot of things ran through my mind at once when I thought about you, mostly pride and a plan to travel the length of the country twice in a weekend to see you.
My pride has only deepened in the six days you’ve been here, especially since I heard you’ve already peed on your mama.
My plan didn’t happen, but there’s another one in the works and we’ve been officially introduced on FaceTime.
Since I wrote to your sisters shortly after they were born, I thought I’d try to write down some things you might need to know about life.
Continue reading “Life tips for my nephew”
I spent last week with two girls.
Continue reading “Sugar and spice”
My mama’s daddy died when I was 7 years old, but I learned a lot about him during the 2,815 days we shared. Continue reading “War stories”
I suppose if someone tried hard enough they could come up with a list of things in life which are better than fishing, but I don’t imagine it would be too terribly long. Continue reading “Life’s too short not to be fishing”
When the calendar flips and a new trip around the sun begins, people sometimes reflect on times gone by.
They often look back with a focus on mistakes they made or how they can make this year better than the last.
This is not that kind of reflection. Continue reading “Learning to take it easy”
July was a roller coaster of a month — full of ups and downs — so it should be fun to look back. Continue reading “A look back on a weird month”
I know I posted about my Pawpaw yesterday, but when you live 83 years and have as much wisdom as he did your life is full of stories. I thought I’d share one more. Continue reading “Being prepared for anything”
Each year of my recent existence, my Pawpaw entrusted me with one simple but important job. Continue reading “A life well lived”
An undisclosed number of years ago today, the princess of my parents’ world was born.
Continue reading “Happy birthday to a princess”