The Light

Looking back at this time in my life, I know that my night time chats with McKenna will stick out in my memory. As we lie her bed, one of us asks the question, “what should we talk about tonight?” It ranges from conversations about why bees sting, to why she is going to marry her best friend and if she can have chocolate for breakfast. I am always amazed by her curiosity. She is inquisitive versus fearful when we talk about subjects like death. She was delighted when she both vowed to reincarnate as animals. Her a cat and me an owl and we would have incredible adventures together each night. On the eve of her 6th birthday last week, I recounted her birth story and all the things that I love