Monday, October 29, 2012

This Year, A Hurricane

Claire is 13 today. 
Hurricane Sandy is barreling towards the coast.
School is closed.
The university too.
I was circling around the house, not anxious, just circling.

inside, not outside.

Claire said, 

What do you think you're supposed to be doing?

I took a bubble bath.

There's so much I want to say about 

my kid turning 13

Claire said, 

Mom?You're not going to blog about it, right? 

It's joyful, and painful. and going fast/very fast/
Maybe not painful. 

but Tender

In my family we've developed a numerology practice that helps ease any age-related issues, for yourself or others...

Take your age. Add the two numbers 

(unless you're still in single digits)

13 = 1 + 3
1 + 3 = 4

Claire is four.
Jesse's four too.
I don't know when that will happen again, 13 & 31
with both my girls being the same age. 
Elizabeth is five.
Dad is five.
I am nine.
Michael, terrible two but not terrible

The great-grandchild can be the same age as her great Pop, the mother younger than the daughter, the husband [a toddler?], 

beginning all over again...

It's freeing, this number thing.

Like anything, it's how you look at it.

Last year it snowed on Claire's birthday.
This year, a hurricane.

birthday wish = be bold.

that's my girl ~

happy birthday.
xo mom

ps. may you be safe wherever you are today...


  1. A very very Happy Birthday to Claire!I hope you all were able to celebrate despite the fury of Hurricane Sandy.

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by! We are writing from the power, heat, water @ home...
    It's being a wild ride/ love you