Author: Jen Busfield

Boy Chin Has An Expiration Date

I told him…this friend of mine who isn’t a parent yet, but has seen me raise the one I’ve got for the last 7 years or so… It’s weird to feel your heart shine with pride over growth and break with the knowledge of time-passed, all at the same time. — Right? (Talking to my fellow parents here.) It’s massive to think about all the moments that pass, the moments you can never get back. — The kid calls to me from the bathroom… “Mom, I think I’m growing a beard too!” We’ve all (talking about the family here)...

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When the Human Meal Preps

Human, this is the sleep of the much contented. No matter how much you fussed on the other side of it, I do not regret my opportunity to snatch prepared chicken from off the counter and dig in. My only regret is that you caught me before I could finish. Really, before I could get a decent start. No matter. I am at peace. See me, Human, and know deep within your bones, I have no remorse. I am pleased. (Did you see how I licked my paws?) And I will be much pleased should you meal prep in...

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Plethora of Prayers | September 10, 2018

Help me care today. Because right now, right here, in this moment…I don’t have it in me. I’m worn, torn…profoundly sad and tired; and though I have all these ideas of amazing growth and development – for catching up on all the things I’ve let slip, for cleaning up the piles of poo that have been gathering in my garden – right now, right here, in this moment…I just want to stay under the covers, blanketed from the battles I know are ahead of me today. Help me care about the fight, to have enough good in me to...

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2018 Love Letters: Eleven

This is exactly what I long to tell you… I fell in love with this sign today at the vintage shop, and I wanted to send you the picture I took. I wanted to buy the sign and put it up in our house. I want to sit next to you on the sand and listen to the waves, and be close enough to lean on your shoulder for a moment or two. And maybe whisper how much I love you and this life we’ve built together. — But instead of saying, “I love you,” I would have said,...

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Reflections – Year 37 Day 241

There’s no eloquence to be found here tonight… Just thoughts that came to mind throughout the day. — I lost her. She’s gone. This process has changed us all in profound ways, and I didn’t realize that what we had would be over. Maybe it’s not over-over, but it’s definitely over for now. What we knew is gone. There’s no guarantee it will ever return. It might, but why get our hopes up and stay stuck, stagnant with longing. There’s only pushing through, finding the new normal. But goodness, I miss her. — He was so adorable. This young...

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