for Sandy Hook


I gave you extra juice this morning before school because you woke up with a cough. It was either warm apple juice or medicine; you chose juice. I wrapped two jackets over your Spiderman T-shirt because it rained through the night and I didn’t want you to be cold. I thought of keeping you home, but you wanted to play at recess with your best friends. You called everybody your best friend—the boy on the train, once, whom you’d just met. You wanted him to sit with us and watch the movie Cars but his mom wouldn’t let him. You called him your best friend.

I should have kept you home.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marta Rose
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 19:42:11

    omg, micah does that too! everyone is his best friend, and in that moment, he totally means it 😉

    thanks for reposting my blog! CAN’T WAIT to actually lay eyes on you! soon!


    • jgivhan
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 19:43:32

      I’m always so moved by your blogs and articles you post. Thank you for sharing…
      Really, I feel a kindred spirit in you.


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