…the thief

You don’t see it coming until it’s too, late.  It creeps up on you.  The days are ordinary, albeit full of the normal stresses of life.  And then something happens, and the world feels quite different. Sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun and watching your children play at the water’s edge, it’s the tsunami wave sailing toward you from miles off, about to … Continue reading …the thief

…5 o’clock

In the days when every night ended with multiple glasses of wine, my daily responsibilities and routine were the switch that kept my drinking in check.  The carpool and committee meetings, and the daily tasks I carried out as Family Manager, ensured that no wine was poured before 5pm. God knew that the time would come for me when those superficial controls would disappear.  Children would go … Continue reading …5 o’clock