Rain

It rained on Thanksgiving. It never rained in San Diego, but it did this time, on a Thanksgiving night. I didn’t want to fall asleep, listening to the rain hitting on the roof, softly....

School

Last year when I found out I would teach 3rd grade, I panicked. Joey was diagnosed in 3rd grade. I panicked that these 3rd graders would remind me of the time Joey lost. I...

Leaves

Every day driving in and out in a hurry in the neighborhood, I never actually stop and see the colors of falling leaves. I take a walk today, with the leaves crunching under my...

Dream

Woke up from the dream, with teary eyes. I dreamed about Joey, the third time in two years. Only the third times. I don’t understand. How could you think of someone every day, every...

Ocean

I have always been drawn to the ocean. All the cities we have lived so far, there is ocean within two hours of drive. It’s endless. It’s calm. It’s relaxing. It’s full. It’s magnificent....

Pretend

A friend came to visit and gave little David a present. David told her:”Joey is away from home for a long time now.” Then I realized he meant Joey might want a Christmas present...