What Do I Call You Now?

Her inquiring eyes looked down on me, mixed with confusion and curiosity. “Do we call you Doctor now, Mrs. Christian?” It wasn’t long ago those same eyes looked up at me, instead of down. As a close friend of my daughter, I had watched her grow and thrive, along with the rest of the gaggle … [Read more…]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

A favorite author and podcast host reminds me frequently that what goes on inside our heads might be the place that requires the most selective filter. The ongoing narrative, circulating through our minds, is probably the most critical story we will ever write. How we choose to believe our story scripts our legacy. There is … [Read more…]

Just Outside the Back Door

The orthodontist walked confidently into our small space, outfitted in goggles, mask, and face shield. Even behind all the protective equipment, he seemed to be smiling. “Tell me something that is bringing you joy in the midst of virtual school.” The sassy side of my brain kicked in, as it frequently does when I am … [Read more…]