Dear Jude: Spit bitterness out. Move on.

Dear Jude, it’s easy to say ‘don’t judge’ and just as easy to fail miserably at that cliche. So what I will say instead, my darling, is that it’s okay to feel hurt by others, and your mind may bubble up with angry adjectives in the moment. All I ask is that you let that…

Dear Jude: You’re my happy place

Dear Jude, whenever I’m sitting at my desk and having a hard day of it all, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re where my mind wanders off to, to find a happy place. I know at 20 months you’re not exactly ‘grown’ but already your ‘baby-baby’ pics make me feel like time’s been moving…

Dear Jude: I go where you need me

Dear Jude, sometimes life will confuse and confound and exhaust you. I may not always have the solutions, but I will always keep you company through the drama. I will come and sit in the chaos with you. I will go and hunt in the wilderness with you. I will travel through all the madness…