Do you ever have those moments ... the ones that make you realize everything you've done over the past several weeks if not months was preparing you for this one specific day or hour?
LT sat on the tire swing in our backyard, alone. His brother had gone to play with a friend leaving LT to amuse himself while his father and I completed our chores. His legs were curled up as they wouldn't touch the ground even if extended. As a result, the swing was nearly motionless except … Continue reading Let’s go to the place where the sidewalk ends
LT woke to the sounds of his family singing. He grinned a sleepy grin as he stretched underneath the covers, rubbing eyes which weren't quite as ready to wake up. This was it. His birthday. His fifth birthday. It was the culmination of every wish he'd held most dear since, well . . . since … Continue reading A celebration five years in the making
I elected to take AP English in my final year of high school. For those not as familiar with the American, specifically, North Carolinian education system, at least during the [decade redacted], an AP class was an advanced course you could take leading up to an exam at the end of the year which could translate … Continue reading An unexpected lesson on never giving up
"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while." - Kin Hubbard The white death dropped over the weekend, covering my home and the surrounding area in a blanket of ice and snow, which melted and only to become more ice. Lamont and I … Continue reading Never doubt a dog in the snow