Fingers crossed!

Amidst all the changes that keep my head spinning came the news that kids ages 12-16 could be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Grace had her first dose of vaccine on Saturday.  I’m relieved- sort of.  Grace’s immune system has some holes in it we didn’t find out about until she was in second grade. She was … Continue reading Fingers crossed!

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On Sunday Grace was confirmed. We watched from our living room as her name was read and her picture shown.   After saying the names of Grace and her classmate her teacher said “God Bless these One Body students” and we listened as the congregation members in the building clapped their blessing. She was 1 of … Continue reading 1 of 542

What a week/year

It has been a really long week. The focus on the stories about how it’s been a year since COVID had such a drastic effect on our lives and seeing people sharing the last photo they took in the old normal have deeply affected me. When I look at our photos, I see pictures of … Continue reading What a week/year


Grace turned 15 last week! We celebrated with cupcakes, presents (mostly bath toys and dolls), family games of UNO, and lots of singing of Happy Birthday. It feels as though her 14th year was somehow lost – lost to COVID-19. Lost to a multitude of vulnerabilities listed on the CDC website. She missed so much … Continue reading Fifteen