I packed my suitcase for a road trip on Thursday and it felt strange, foreign. Distant foggy memories of doing this action before surfaced. When was the last time I stayed overnight anywhere? March 2020. To be precise, we came home from Washington on March 1 when the COVID toilet paper jokes were just beginning … Continue reading Wonder Restored
I was worried every day. I worried every time my daughter ate something sweet or acidic or sticky… because she wouldn’t let me brush her teeth. And when I let her try it was a brush biting, paste sucking gong-show. And then the sticker chart idea surfaced. It ended up being a colouring chart when … Continue reading Rewards are a good thing
Elaina woke up screaming in the middle of the night. I think it was a bad dream, I gave her a hug and sat with her. Then we both went to the washroom and went back to bed. I was grateful to be back under my blanket but I couldn’t sleep and my mind drifted … Continue reading Every Child Matters
It was a beautiful early summer night and I was at my favourite spot, Little River beach. I was about to trade my island home temporarily for a summer job in a hot kitchen at a Ranch camp. I soaked in the ocean view with all my heart. Then an unfamiliar feeling came, a deep … Continue reading Heaven and Earth – a one minute music video.
It happened when I was playing "little person land" with my big brother. I was around 8 or 9. He had his action figures, I had my barbie dolls and together they made an amazing world within our Vancouver home. Each room was a different country. Dining room chairs were highrise buildings standing amid frequent … Continue reading First Song