Lone Noel

“All we wanted was a Christmas tree!” my daughter proclaimed as she gave herself a face-palm, “But noooooooooo.” She repeated the exact words and tone I had said just minutes before, but they sounded much more dramatic in her 3-year-old voice. My family was huddled in our kitchen. Our hats, coats, and mittens, soggy fromContinue reading “Lone Noel”

2020 Anger Management

There I was laying on the exam table as the urgent care physician poked and prodded my fingers, which were still squirting blood. “How in the world did this happen?” he asked. It’s the question everyone I know or meet on the street has asked. It’s the question I continue to ask myself. Still uglyContinue reading “2020 Anger Management”

Germs and Jesus

It was Friday March 6, 2020. At the time, it seemed like any other Friday, which in our house, we call “Mommy-Susannah-Simon Fundays.” In the olden days, Fridays included a fun activity to the playground, park, library, museum, etc. On Friday March 6, I took the kids to the aquarium. (We had bought annual passesContinue reading “Germs and Jesus”


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