The power of a goodbye

“Bye, Willow!” It’s something I’ve heard probably a thousand times. But this time, it was different. This time the words were felt, not just heard. They came from a little boy on Willow’s first day of preschool. That was a hard day for me. From my perspective, I had just put my small, fragile, beautiful … More The power of a goodbye

My Empty Nest

She didn’t even say “bye bye.” No kiss. No hug. No tears. Well, at least on her end. It’s Willow’s first day of school. I’ve dreamed of this day, wondered what it would be like. Now, it’s here. I left her in her classroom, playing. She was so busy cooking on her fake stove that she … More My Empty Nest