My new book “Midlife Solo” will be published by Mosaic Press later this year. Stay tuned!

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I know I said I wouldn’t write, but these are pictures.

Tuesday: Ben wakes up.

Tuesday: Eli waits for the rain to go away.

Wednesday: Ben now has a tiny cast to correct his club foot. It will be changed every week for a few months, then there are shoes attached in the middle by what looks like a little skateboard that he will wear for years, and eventually a simple operation. When I expressed sympathy, not just for him but for his mother, she reminded me that the second son of her best friend from childhood has life-threatening kidney problems; another friend’s child has a serious genetic condition. “This is nothing,” she said. “A foot that’s easily fixed.”

Like I said, she’s magnificent. And so, in their very different ways, are her boys.

And so, if I may say so, is MY boy.



2 Responses to “Babies”

  1. theresa says:

    Very dear boys in your life, Beth –and yes, a magnificent daughter.

  2. beth says:

    Yes, Theresa, they all are – and you have a great deal of magnificence in your family too.

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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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