Normal is Nice


After the appointment he took me out to shoot some pool. My son went to get my daughter for the weekend and when they showed up we shared some food and laughs and then followed them home. Harry and I sat with our feet in the pool in the backyard sipping wine and talking about lots of things. I have the best conversations with him. They get deep but they also make both of us laugh.

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Nevermore Alone


Before Harry had to leave after lunch on this beautiful Sunday, I kissed him with everything I had and I thanked him for making the choices he did this weekend to be with me and my kids, to take me to the movie, and to go to church. He teared up and said that he has a lot of things going on his head. He called this weekend magical, said he was on a high. And I asked him if he could describe it in one phrase what would it be? And he said, “Heaven.”

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Not Again


From the moment I tabbed over to a news website and read the words “Massacre” I got tense. Not another shooting, not more carnage. My mind instantly thought of just a day ago a local college was put on lock down because someone who had car jacked was chased by police onto campus and decided to hide there. My son’s friends were tweeting about text messages they got from their school. The first one said, “Don’t come to campus possible gunman.” The second one said, “If you are on campus hide.” Scary.

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