Owen For Bella.

Honestly, I have forgotten exactly how many surgeries she experienced before the age of two. I can think of at least six. Some were more minor – some, well, you get it. Part of the road of parenting a sick kid is having to enter into a lifelong dance with the...

Resolve

I am at home today with my two daughters, on pins and needles, as I await to hear the verdict on the indictment of Officer Wilson in relation to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. There is a reason this matters to me – and although it is...

A Prayer for Owen.

They all said the same thing. It would take two years. Once you start doing the research, it becomes clear as to why that is the case, but it does not make it any easier. I started berating myself for not starting this process a lot earlier. Of course, it had come to...

Vinegar in Her Veins

My Dear, Like me, you have vinegar in your veins. And you know what? It has served you well and will continue to do so. It’s a gift. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. A beloved Octogenarian said this to me recently. She has known me since I was five years...

Look For the Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers I am sure you have heard this quote before. It’s comforting, isn’t it? I find it...

Rooted.

I sat under its shade. Shoes off. Barefoot amidst the blades of grass. I even whispered to it, thanking it for its shade, acknowledging that we both honor the same Creator. And it whispered back to me, using the wind to carry its voice through the fluttering of its...

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