The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part VI “Good Friday, and My Descent Into Hell”

Suddenly, the stalled atmosphere of “random refugee mother trying to be near her newborn” morphed into a flurry of urgent activity.... Hospital bracelets were being strapped onto my arms, I was tattooed with heart monitors and bandaids, had several IV entry points and vial after uncountable vial of blood taken, wires, monitors.... and voices saying [...]

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The Baby Who Saved My Life

I have been unable to even begin to write about my pregnancy and birth of my 11th living child for months, until now, as if the depth of my experience was beyond any words or clever ways I could express... I write to you humbly, as a staunch pro-child, pro-life mother who loves to be [...]

Fear and Trailblazing

There are those moments when we realize just how little we know. We may be on a good track, trucking along, doing our "thing," and thinking we've got it a teensy bit together.  Even if we've overcome the whole "I'm doing better than other people" attitude, we can still secretly believe that our "right methods [...]

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 [...]

Open Heart Surgery… For All of Us

 My dad had a heart attack last Monday. Yesterday, he had a triple bypass, and is just beginning the long road to recovery. I accompanied my mom while he was undergoing the operation, and we talked about wonderful things, even joked, because I don't think either of us really wanted to think of the details [...]