The Baby Who Saved My Life… “The Day the Sun Rose”

They kept going back and forth... “yes, we can transfer you, no we can’t...” The “can’t” and the “you’ll stay here forever” seemed more powerful with each cancelling of letting me get to a regular hospital room, and each time they changed their minds because of my condition, my heart sunk further. But the “can’t” [...]

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Loving the Skin You’re In… For Misfits

This is 'Myims'... Myims had her own hashtag by the time she was talking.  Mainly because, it's almost as if I birthed a soul older than mine.  Her eyes carry a depth that doesn't quite fit a kindergartener (or a two year old, back when she was two...), and she says exactly what she means, in [...]

An Easter to Remember

While Holy Week brought with it the flu for the last of its victims in my family, the baby and me, upsetting all those "plans" of partaking in as many church events and prayers as possible, a surprise awaited me on Easter.... I recovered just in time to be able to partake in the intimate, [...]

Excuses, Excuses… Are We Ashamed of Our Children?

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, when I "only" had two children, I did things called "play dates." My first two children were (and are) sweet and quiet and compliant children, while my young mama friend's play date son was a firecracker of a little boy... (a wonderful temperament I would [...]

This Little Light of Mine…

I was having one of those days. OK, one of those weeks. Seems like if something could go wrong or get broken or get hurt, it did.  If I start the list, I'll tempt myself to go for the bottle of Captain Morgan's (skip the glass), and seeing as I am expecting, I tend to [...]