I’ve been doing a lot of research. On crazy things. Like the history of diapers. Did you know they used to wrap kids into “swaddling clothes” and leave them unchanged for days? When cloth rags began to be used in the same way as modern diapers, they were changed maybe once a day, shaken out, … Continue reading Thank God I Live Today
Watching my husband in the delivery room with our oldest child, I fell in love with him all over again. I think even Doug was surprised by the intensity of emotion he felt as he held our daughter and their eyes met for the first time. Fatherhood. Doug has done it well, and I am … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
This morning, I learned about saggy middles and what to do about them. As I do my three-mile trek around the mall, I can see my reflection in mirrors and shiny glass store fronts. I hate the saggy middle I see glaring back at me. This mid-life spread is no fun, and I’m determined to … Continue reading The Saggy Middle
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo… Pick me! Pick me! Well, it wasn’t quite that easy or that random, but I’ve been chosen! I’m special! I’m a match! On our journey into our son’s kidney disease and his journey on to get a transplant, we recently got the exciting news. Since he was born and we knew … Continue reading Pick Me! (Kidney Donor)
Outside my bedroom window is a Gumball tree, and its leaves are a flaming yellow and red. In the early morning, when the rising sun shines on the leaves, they glow with an intensity of one clinging to life, determined to enjoy every hour left before they fall, and die. There is beauty in Autumn, … Continue reading Hope After Death