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It was 9:09 on Tuesday night and he said he needed to get gas. ‘Easier to get it tonight than early tomorrow.’ I understood; he leaves for work early and just wants to get to the office and start his day. But I did not like it. Immediately my mind raced. I noted the exact time. Is it too late to safely go to the gas station (less than one mile away)? What is he wearing? What time should he reasonably be back (read: when do I start to worry)? He left and I played it casual. I was on…

Always being able to breathe

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My oldest son won’t turn five until July. He’s been desperate to turn five since he turned four. He’s been excited for kindergarten for a year. He is strong willed, stubborn, and will negotiate fiercely for what he wants. He’s also kind, sensitive, and aware that he is luckier than many — two parents who adore him, a brother who (mostly) adores him, and a house full of toys, food, books, and love. He is aware that there are kids who live with less, and that we must do our part to help other children and families who need support.

Ashley Latimer

Mother, global health professional, opportunistic reader, occasional writer, and passionate traveler. Writing to process life’s joys and its challenges.

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