Letter to my wild birds: 47 months and 7.5 months June 24, 2013
Dear Charlotte and Evelyn, Yesterday morning we woke up slowly.  After your father left for work, I heard the telltale pitter patter of little feet crossing the bedroom floor and felt a tug at my shirt.  And then “Hey Momma!  Let’s →MORE...

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This is how Charlotte draws a rainbow. June 17, 2013
She gathers the colors she wants.  Sometimes a rainbow has only one color in different shades.  Sometimes it has every color she can find.  She picks paper - usually construction paper, but junk mail envelopes and pages from her journal and →MORE...

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We are still alive. June 13, 2013
Evelyn’s first taste of food was a mulberry, plump and dark on my parents’ tree.  Two weeks later, I found a ripe boysenberry perched in the middle of our bramble.  I tiptoed through the patch and plucked it and squished it →MORE...

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