Recently I announced a new series of short memoirs, Stories from My Life. If you missed it, you can read about it here.
There are eight memoirs in the series. The first five are Dream Baby, Asses Anonymous, Chops, Forced Air, and Words and Music. Today I’m introducing Dream Girl, about growing up with our daughter, Maggie. Here’s an excerpt:
As Maggie dances, i notice a kindergartener with red hair dancing next to her. The kindergartener grins, and for a moment she is five-year-old Maggie, moving in sync with seventeen-year-old Maggie. The two of the flap their wings, mirror images reflected across time, each about to begin a journey.
We don't know yet where big Maggie's journey will take her, but we know little Maggie's journey because we have been privileged to travel with her. We have watched, encouraged, and comforted, like gardeners tending a plant, trying our best to help but knowing that the miracle at the heart of it is miles beyond us.
Use this link if you’d like to learn more about Dream Girl. It’s available in paperback and Kindle editions.
Next month: My Life with Books: Trips to the Library and Beyond.