Next thing I know I’m sitting in a meeting with the Dear liver today will be a rough one stay strong shirt and a couple of others they had printed my response to the email, I had used the word perturbation to describe my anxiety over the process. The year that I graduated High school, our small hamlet town was home to no less than 44 pregnant girls under the age of 17. The youngest was a 5th grader and 11 years old. I happened to know that girl mildly as she lived in our basic neighborhood. Me, being 18 and out of school, moved on with my life. 11 years later, I had my son.
6 years after Dear liver today will be a rough one stay strong shirt, he started kindergarten at the same school I graduated from. I ran into her one day at the school, She was pushing a double stroller…her daughter had followed in mom’s footsteps and gotten pregnant at 12 and gave birth at 13. She was a 25 year old mother of three and grandmother of twins. It was the equivalent of a garage sale; family members who had lost their mother or grandmother, I forget which (i.e. not professional dealers), brought some of her stuff to a flea market. I was looking over their table when the equivalent of my Holy Grail appeared: cobalt blue Fiestaware. And not just any Fiestaware, but three espresso cups—the ones that have the straight handle sticking out to the side with six matching saucers.