Chapter 13

Chapter 13 – The Joys of F*cking up Your Kid (part 4)

* Paige’s inner demons rage and her body rebels. She cycles through one outburst after another. My usual methods of keeping us both sane – earplugs and songs – aren’t working. And today she hasn’t even had a tremor. “Paige, stop crying,” I sing. “Pleeease stop crying!” I walk up and down the hallway, holding her… Continue reading Chapter 13 – The Joys of F*cking up Your Kid (part 4)

Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – One Fateful Meeting (continued)

Payton is born May 22, 2007. Carole is with Ruth during labor and delivery. David is still in prison. We run into each other before church a week later. Carole is standing next to a petite, dark-haired young woman holding an infant carrier. “Lynn is the one who gave us all the baby things,” Carole explains to her… Continue reading Chapter 1 – One Fateful Meeting (continued)