Archives for June 2012

Running for a Reason

Running with her is the last thing I thought I’d be doing last weekend, the last thing I ever thought I’d do, actually, but there I was Saturday morning, jogging beside her as she crossed the finish line. She was so tickled with herself, with finishing under forty minutes, and she beamed when she realized she took third place in her age group. Not bad for her first 5K. It’s been a while since my last […]

My Middle Child

She’s the child with fewer photographs, fewer remembered milestones, more hand-me-downs. The child I feel like I’ve shortchanged ever since those brutal early months when I could barely get out of bed and bond with her. She doesn’t even have a cool domain name like her older sister. Sometimes it stinks being the middle child. She seems to be taking it all in stride, though, my second-born with her mellow personality. But I don’t think everything is lost on her. It might […]