Faith Like a Child

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8/27/13 Sometimes my 6-year-old, Tony, says things that just absolutely stop me in my tracks. Recently we were sitting at the dinner table when he started tearing up. When I asked what was wrong he said, “Mom, do you remember when I threw Cooper’s special thing on the ground on our Make-A-Wish trip? I feel…

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Swimming with Sharks

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8/13/13 Recently I went to visit my sister in Virginia Beach. There’s something about the ocean, when I get around it I’m like a kid again. Luckily my sister had plans to bring out the inner kid in me, and we made our way to the beach that first morning. I am used to being…

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It’s 5 o’clock and all’s well

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A few weeks ago I announced, “It’s 2 o’clock!” insinuating it was about time for my Dad, babysitter for the day, to put the kids down for a nap. Instead he chuckled and said, “And all’s well!” With one foot on the steps, I paused and grinned back at him. I had forgotten how much I loved…

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Survival Mode

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05/29/13 When Cooper was first diagnosed I went into what I called “survival mode”. Everyone said I was so strong. Oh brother, I wanted to punch them in the face! I wasn’t strong, I was trying not to completely loose my mind! I couldn’t think about the future, because I literally could not handle it.…

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The wrong answer…

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05/19/13 Did you ever have a teacher who made you feel smart just for trying, even when you answered the question wrong? That is kind of how I feel when it comes to God. Every other second I get it wrong, whether I yell at my kids or mentally judge someone. But then I try…

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I’m not sure I heard you right, can you repeat that?

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When Cooper was first in the hospital, I spent a lot of time sitting around holding him. In fact all of my time really. The few seconds a day I set him down so I could use the restroom, he would scream and cry for me. I ate all my meals with a teetering plate, trying…

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Swing low…er

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5-8-13 The constant back yard conundrum, do I make my 6-year-old swing lower so he doesn’t accidentally kick his brother in the head or do I teach my 3-year-old to watch where he is walking? It lends itself to such bigger issues. Do we constantly try to force the world around us to change so…

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