I Wasn’t Expecting That

At 3:30 in the morning last Friday, my phone rang. People don’t often receive good news, like winning the lottery or being cured of cancer, at that time of night. Usually, an early morning phone call means trouble, and this story is no exception. When I answered, my good friend and neighbor—I’ll call her The […]

What Could Have Been

As I see students return to school once more, I am left reflecting on what it was like to be their ages. Especially when I look at teens transitioning into middle school and high school, my immediate reaction is, “Oh, you poor things.” This is because I am painfully aware of how lonely, lost, and […]