Post-it Note #35 – “Playing in the Dirt”

Tomorrow is my oldest daughter’s birthday.  She’s Autistic.  She doesn’t know that tomorrow is her birthday.  All birthdays are the same to her.  There’s cake and we sing and she blows out the candles on everyone’s cake.  And we relight them so the actual birthday person gets to make a wish. Since her birthday is…

Post-it Note #34: Hurting Hearts for the Holidays

6 years ago I had a baby right in the midst of the Thanksgiving festivities.  Five years ago I miscarried a baby in the midst of Thanksgiving preparations.  Sometimes the holidays bring great joy and full hearts.  Sometimes they remind us of loss because it glares more when families are gathered and there are empty…