Day One. The first day of the rest of my life.

Day One.  The first day of the rest of my life.My son lay in bed sick.  Yesterday I noticed that he did not look good. Today I see a boy who is in pain, asking for pain medicine, sleepy, flushed, and tense.  Given the prognosis, I know what the future holds yet do not want to anticipate it as a reality.  Time.  Spend as much time with him and soak up his essence as quickly as possible, for this time on earth together is limited and may be short and brief. ...more
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A Week of Good-Byes

A Week of Good-ByesTwo weeks ago today I looked at my son and said, "He doesn't look good."  Eight days later he was on his journey to heaven escorted by the angels.  Seven days of saying good-bye.  Sitting by his bed day and night, tears and laughter, joy and sorrow.  How many times do we say good-bye before it feels like we've said it enough and the enormity of it sinks into our soul? ...more
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