Monthly Archives: June 2017

I Took Her for Granted

Nine years ago today, June 13, my mother died. It was unexpected and a shock, though not unanticipated. She had survived breast cancer three times, but the treatment that prolonged her life eventually took it. Looking back I see how much I took my mom for granted. While that's often considered to be a bad…

Confidence and Emily

I met a friend for lunch yesterday at McAlister's Deli. We were co-workers before she took a position in another city and I miss seeing her every day. We hadn't gotten together since around Christmas, so it was great to catch up in that way that emails and text messages can't. While we were there…