In a heartbeat

In a heartbeat

The question caught me off guard as I sprinted between midday errands, and I answered too quickly. “Knowing what you know now, would you still become a foster parent?” a friend asked. “No way!” I said. It wasn’t true. I knew this as soon as the words left my mouth. I knew it even more [...]

A good ball of love

A good ball of love

A handmade card I received with my chocolate chip pancakes set the tone for my mid-week, mid-ish decade, mid-century birthday. "Have a good ball of love," it read and, lucky me, I did. My ball of love grew like an April snowball in Wisconsin, shaped by pudgy fingers and delivered with joy. By the end [...]