That special child. Day 10. 

I have a special child. He’s been special since before he was even born. He was the one who decided to start labor at 35 weeks 6 days. He was the one who decided to have respiratory distress. He was the one who decided to stay in the NICU for 5 days. He’s the one who has severe eczema. Continue reading

Stay in your lane. Day 4. 

My husband is always up before me and showering first each morning. I think of it as his way of preparing for when my eyes pop open. As soon as my eyes pop open, I have something to say. 🙂 So, as he showers each morning, he listens to podcasts. Sermons, TED talks, and round tables of experienced pastors or business leaders are his daily fare. He usually comes out and recounts something he has learned.  Continue reading

Suck it up and deal. And, Day 3. 

As I talked to my therapist yesterday, I expressed that I wanted a quick way out of the reminders of the past 18 months’ grief. Most of the grief and trauma has been in our home. For the sake of my heart, I’d love to sell it. And, I’d love to sell it quickly so I can move on. She kindly reminded me (and I love her because she reminds me…) that there isn’t a short cut. No selling of our home is a guaranteed fix for my heart.  Continue reading