The fireflies will come again this summer. One evening, I will pull The Van into the driveway after a long day and, at the blurred edges of a yard made soft by the dusk, the tiny lights will be there. And I will know that summer is finally here. My children will pile out […]

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and our 9:30 am mass was crammed with families including one family we see¬†every week attending mass with all four of their kids. The oldest is probably in kindergarten or first grade. The youngest is still in an infant carrier. At one point, the father took the baby out of the […]