My husband Jim works in a kindergarten classroom in the same school where our kids attend third and fourth grade. Jim is a teacher’s assistant, and he is also doing… Read more I Went to School Today . . . →
Edited – 12/7/13 – If you’re going to invest the time to read this blog post, please also make time to read this one or read this one first because it’s more recent. In an effort to curb traffic for such an old post, I’m moving the original letter to the “What We Talk About” post. If you really want to read it, it’s an appendix to the good/new stuff.
Eleven years ago tonight, the world was a different place. It was the old way that only people who lived in the 20th Century remember it being. Even then, many… Read more Just Another Day →
One out of 100 every babies is born with a heart defect. My son is the other 1%. I am the other 1% of mothers. I am the Wyvern who faces mountains of medical bills and an ceaseless barrage of fear. I am a heart mom in the Heartland, and I am not alone. We are the other 1% of America – not the ones with the millions and billions of dollars and $100,000 Birkin Bags. We are the 1% with million dollar babies, and the chest tubes, and the… Read more We Are the OTHER 1% →
We had a great turn out of over 400 people at the Third Annual Rocky Mt. Heart Walk yesterday! Back in 2010, we only had 130 people, so we’re growing! … Read more So Very Close →
Hello, dearest Reader! How are you today? Are you a writer, a member of the Heartland (CHD families), or just someone bitten by the Amanda bug? Not to worry, no… Read more When Your Dreams Come True . . . A Cautionary Tale With Cake →
I just got home from seeing a movie; it was The Lorax. I am trying to not weep, and I am failing. Today was “Take Your Kids to Work Day.” It was awesome. My kids got to see all the cool things my company does (we make the computers that made The Lorax film). My kids learned about the environment and ate lunch in our cafeteria. To tie off the day, the company I work for rented a theater for us and showed The Lorax. It was surreal. I know… Read more Six Days Later . . . →
Today in Colorado a very sick person did a terrible thing that defies the essence of humanity. This summer in Colorado, fires ran wild through miles and miles of forest and homes. At this moment in Colorado, I remember two summers passed in Galveston. I stood on a beach and stared down a broken pier at two towering mermaids cast in concrete on the end of a large hotel. Well, one and a half mermaids, as both rose out of the ocean, but one was ripped in half, like a… Read more Today in Colorado →