Tag: singlemom

Lucero’s QiPao

Lucero was learning about China at school the whole past week. She told me she wants to wear red, for the Chinese New Year. I immediately remembered that my brother had gotten her a Qipao from China, so I dressed her in it, and…

ER

I was woken up Thanksgiving night by Lucero shaking next to me, not talking, whimpering and groaning. I tried holding her she was still shaking and not responding. I called an ambulance and 10 minutes later we were at the hospital, with Luceroโ€™s 106…

Trash Day

I convinced Lucero to wait for me while I throw the trash away. The trash container downstairs is huge, closed, and has a window on the side to toss the bags inside.ย  Well, I tossed my keys with the trash. They settled on the…

Grief

Grief is difficult, painful, sad, deep, silent, long, lonely, unpredictableโ€ฆ Why did we evolve to feel grief? Why is it that with all the distractions in the world, all the goals we set for ourselves, all the new people we meet, all the movies…

Pool and Salsa Dancing Party…

We live two hours away from D.C.. Just me and my daughter, Lucero. My family lives 6000 miles away, in a different world. We moved to the area 8 months ago. The past few months, I only had one goal: make a good life…