He still looks for Mom in the bleachers

He still looks for Mom in the bleachers

Last weekend, I took my son to a three-day swim competition. Because of the distance, we stayed in a hotel. He’s been swimming competitively since he was eight, so we’ve done this type of trip many times before. But this time is different. Now he is taller than me. He has five armpit hairs, and … Continue reading

Goodbye youth baseball

Goodbye youth baseball

For the first time in eight years, neither of my boys will play baseball in the spring. This fact leaves me feeling some regret, but mostly relief. You see, we are a baseball family. We love baseball. We cheer for our team in good times and in bad (and because we’re Yankees fans, it is … Continue reading

Give your heart a Valentine

Give your heart a Valentine

Thirty-four years ago this week, my Dad died suddenly from a heart attack, just days before his 38th birthday. So when February rolls around and I dig into my personal bag of chocolate hearts, I can’t help but think about the other hearts – our real, beating, fragile hearts. In my early thirties, I was diagnosed … Continue reading