The Whoopie Pie Kind of Mom

The Whoopie Pie Kind of Mom

My mom is amazing. She is generous, kind, loving, dedicated, and a million other inspirational things. She goes out of her way, deprives herself of sleep, and extends herself to great lengths to make sure that a lot of other people around her, including her kids feel...

A Non-Minnesotan Request for Help

As you may have heard, we’re in it for the long haul here at the ICU. Due to this becoming our new normal, and needing to try to maintain some of our old normal for these kiddos and our family, to whatever degree possible, I am doing the thing that I am terrible...
A Blessed Birthday

A Blessed Birthday

A couple of days ago, I celebrated the big 3-9. I knew quite a while ago that while this year’s aging was bound to be memorable, and my suspicions were quite spot-on, as it turned out to be both a blessed and a blessed day (see my earlier post on this...
The Emotional Maze

The Emotional Maze

So, there’s a lot going on right now. A lot. I’ve had just about every metaphor for this excessive goings-on tossed in my direction–I’ve got irons in the fire, balls being juggled in the air, plates spinning, my hands full, as well as my plate...
My Son is Alive

My Son is Alive

My son is ALIVE. We’ve been in the ICU for a month. At this point, I assume that nearly everyone in the unit knows the story of why we’re here because: A. People talk and word gets around, B. I have shared this story so many times that I just figured word...