Family Portrait

Yesterday, while we had the entire Backyard Playgroup together again, we had our family portrait taken. The daylight hours, having been pushed back to standard, bent long rays of gold behind us—the air was crisp, the afternoon, beautiful. While the photographer, a friend, worked her magic with the lens, we propped ourselves up against centuries […]

Childhood is Fleeting, Motherhood is Forever

I had no inkling, the first time I learned I was pregnant, of the combination of awe and regret that motherhood would stitch into my soul. But my firstborn, now 26, has long eclipsed the age I was when I gave birth to him, and I find myself marveling over the realization that I have been a […]