I can’t hear taps without crying. I love and I’m so proud that I come from a family where both of my parents and my grandfather on my dad’s side were some of the few, the proud, and the strong – members of the United States Marine Corps.
My mother taught me all of these things, and I’m lucky to have her. How to be human. How to laugh, cry, yell and hug. That good things take time. How to chin up and soldier on when they have to; how to fight when there’s a battle worth picking; and that its okay and important […]
This past summer changed my life: in many amazing ways, and in a few seemingly awful ways. My mom said that when we told her to go – to Oregon – it felt like we were kicking her to the curb, too. That broke my heart. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, […]