We all fall in love with our children. They become, from the minute they’re born, the thing that is always with us, the little (then big) souls that we nurture, care for, teach, tend to, and most of all adore with all our hearts. Our lives, no matter what they were before, are different after they’re born. For most of us, other than the usual cuts and bruises, occasional broken bone or scarily high fever, our children remain healthy and their childhoods are free of terrible pain, fear and worry....more
“Are you kidding me, Em? Are you really sick AGAIN? You’ve gotta be kidding me. Is your nose seriously runny? Did I just hear you cough? Please tell me you’re kidding… Ugh. You just threw up on my shoe....more
Three weeks ago, I read a newspaper article about a family I know. About a boy that I have visited with and given hugs and yelled at to slow down in the hallways of the church. About his frustrating condition that I've known about and prayed about for a long time. I've known about it all, but the article gave me chills. ...more
Give Kids The World REALLY Needs Your Help! EXCERPT: "I’m sure there are lots of worthy causes out there, but the one that is currently in 2nd place is for building a weight room in a high school. As compared to granting the dying wish of a terminally ill child, I consider that a “nice to have”, and I can’t believe they are in 2nd place. They must be better at organizing than we are. Let’s change that, RIGHT NOW!" ...more
I have a close friend who has more strength than anyone person I know. She has four children ages 5-2. Three of her four children suffer from Chari Malformation.
A Chiari malformation is a congenital (present at birth) defect in the area of the back of the head where the brain and spinal cord connect.