Sneaky

When I was growing up my parents got us a Christmas ornament every year. It was a tradition. I love unpacking those ornaments each year- seeing my mom’s handwriting listing my name and the year I received the ornament on the boxes. When Kevin and I were married those were the only Christmas ornaments we … Continue reading Sneaky

Ten

Grace turned 10 last week. We celebrated with a few presents and a cupcake for her to smoosh. There were Cheetos for her classes at school and a few lollipops for those who don’t eat Cheetos. We also sent cupcakes to the people at Target Pharmacy and to all three offices of our pediatrician. The … Continue reading Ten

Filling In

Two weeks ago I wrote an email to my boss telling her that our home health nurse was leaving and that the nursing agency had told us there’d be no one to care for Grace until at least July.  We were going to be on our own for at least two weeks. “That’s the last … Continue reading Filling In

Profound

In less that a year I’ve attended two funerals, both for children. Children with problems that should make “adult problems” insignificant, problems that they did not bring upon themselves, problems that they had no ability to control. These problems were far from insignificant to their parents; if anything the problems these children faced day in … Continue reading Profound