Marriage

Fifteen years ago I stood in the same place I stood last night. I was 21 and about to fall for the Midwestern boy with the green eyes who was trying to steal third base. Spring on the Washington DC mall – it was a cherry blossom love story. I couldn’t have known. I couldn’t have known […]

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We’re talking about beauty this week. And as I sit and watch my oldest-about-to-turn-six-year-old son at Tae Kwon Do all lean and long, lithe graceful limbs – this strong, man of a boy – an image of him as a newborn superimposes itself on the Jackson I see before me. Suddenly I’m back in a […]

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We dance. And even with my eyes closed I know the steps by heart. One two three. One two three. You wrestle them through tooth brushes and Sponge Bob toothpaste. I tuck gangly legs and chubby thighs into Spiderman pajama bottoms and Cars pajama tops and tuck them up and over and into beds they’ve […]

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We spent almost all of our first year together apart. This South African girl was stateside at college and her Midwest all-American guy was in Europe learning the ways of books older than either of us and cultures more ancient than the books. I made a strange discovery in the midst of my missing him. […]

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Pete and I have a big bed. Well, actually, it’s a big mattress. It’s the one thing we purchased as newlyweds that we still use every single day. Well, night mostly. It’s king size, stretch-out-your-arms-and-legs-and-still-can’t-tell-there’s-someone-else-in-the-bed big. It’s delicious. I miss that bed every time we’re on the road. I whisper sweet nothings to that mattress. […]

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Dictate in minute detail how the dishwasher should be loaded. Oversee his diapering of your baby, double checking whether or not he applied enough Desitin. Rattle off a list of to-do’s the minute he walks in the door from work. Repeat them again over dinner. Mutter them under your breath while you’re getting the kids […]

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