Laughter Through Tears & a Little White Dog

This isn't a story about a dog. Not really.It's Tuesday, a warm June afternoon and I'm sitting alone in my living room. Criss-cross-applesauce in the recliner, dreading the phone call I know is coming. Finally it rings, and reading my aunt's name on the screen, I answer. "You have bad news.""Depends on how you look at it," she says, crying.And then I'm sobbing, large shaking cries that actually make noise. Cries that give the "boo hoo's" their creed. I hold myself and rock, in a fashion done only by those who are truly devastated....more

The 70-Year-Old Mother, Steel Magnolias, IVF, and Why We Judge

Back in 1989, America wept over the death of Shelby in Steel Magnolias. Like her mother M'Lynn (Sally Field), we wanted to know why. We wanted to "know how that baby will ever know how wonderful his mother was! Will he ever know what she went through for him!" And we cried buckets. ...more

I'm sorry Melissa getting a prescription for glass to go over your eyes so you can SEE is a lot ...more