Lately, I’ve been feeling low. The past seven months have been a journey to heal myself, and I hit a crossroads recently where the skills I’ve learned were tested and… Read more The Gifts of Perspective and Purpose →
I stole and spun the title of this post from a book of short stories and a story within said book titled, “What we Talk About When We Talk About… Read more What We Talk About When We Talk About Shaun White . . . A Postscript →
I sometimes digest medical news, or the absence of it, with the metabolism of a large snake. In the past eight days I’ve spoken with Liam’s cardiologist, my dermatologist, my… Read more Indigestion . . . choking on facts and possibly taxes →
Heart Warriors was officially released on April 10th of 2012. It was entirely a coincidence that the book actually starts on April 10 of 2006. The beginning of the first chapter ends on April 12, 2006, seven years ago today. April 12th will never be an easy day for me. It was the only part of the book I found impossible to write in past tense. Those memories were ingrained in all of our hearts with scalpel and saw, sutures and suction. Today Liam and Moira had no school. To… Read more An Anniversary Excerpt →
I follow the Huffington Post Parents Blog on Facebook. This is where I read about Emily Rapp and find other good articles and interviews. Today, there was an article about… Read more At the Edge of the Bubble →
I had second thoughts about ever posting this. Jim and I talked about it. He agreed that it’s absolutely honest, but maybe too honest. We debated whether or not it… Read more Hope Snorts →
Tomorrow morning will be February 9, 2013. On February 9, 2005, at 7:00 am we were bringing Liam to preop for what we believed would be his last open heart… Read more Plan B →
If you don’t read Get Born, you really should – it’s awesome. I say that not just because they invited me to blog once a month. Here is my December contribution: http://getbornmag.com/?p=2112 Merry Christmas!