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A Day In The Life

Thursday, February 20, 2014: 4:30 am: Woke up from a dream that began with me taking graduate classes in a Safeway store on Easter, getting into my car to drive home, and having no breaks, despite pulling the emergency brake backward. 4:32 am: Fell back asleep. 6:20 am: Silently cursed my cell phone/alarm clock as I stabbed the snooze button 6:29 am: When the second alarm goes off, whine to Sunny Morning Jim who is already showered and dressed that I hate mornings . . . after 22 years, he kind… Read more A Day In The Life

Good-bye Good Friend

Today my friend Jan died.  She was forty-six years old and celebrated a birthday just a couple of weeks ago.  Now, she’s gone. Even before I had a child with severe CHD, I thought death was pervasive in my life, from my dad and friend Mary, to coworkers and former classmates.  I felt I knew more than my quota of loss. Since becoming a heart mom it’s different.  There was a time when every death shook me and reminded me that this family could have been our family. Then my… Read more Good-bye Good Friend