Tag Archives: birthdays

Celebrating Two Special Birthdays

Perhaps because I’m an only child, and perhaps simply because of the people we are, I’ve always enjoyed a close and happy relationship with my mom.  She was a stay-at-home mom until I reached middle school, but no matter what, she was always there for me.  Driving me to multiple tennis lessons each week and […]

The Day the Cat Got Out

Sixteen years ago, our orange tabby cat, Larry, nudged his way out of our screened porch in New Orleans.  He had never gotten out before, but that’s because Vien and I always remembered to latch the screen door when we knew Larry was out there.  Saturday, April 23, 2005, was humid and warm, and I […]


It’s been a whirlwind of a day, and I hope to have time later tonight to sort through all of it and have some deeper thoughts…for now, I do want to at least acknowledge the special day we are having here.  My dear, beautiful mother and my sweet, gorgeous little girl both celebrate their birthday […]