While Sharing a Piece of Our Lives, I Stunned My Son's Doctor into Silence

While in the Emergency Department with Rob and Gavin last week I had the chance to speak with one of Gavin’s treating physicians while Gavin was having his MRI. Without meaning to, I stunned him into an uncomfortable silence. I don’t think his years of medical training had prepared him for the unexpected turn our conversation was about to take.I suppose I’m getting ahead of myself here. Allow me to begin at the beginning…...more
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While Sharing a Piece of Our Lives, I Stunned My Son's Doctor into Silence

While in the Emergency Department with Rob and Gavin last week I had the chance to speak with one of Gavin’s treating physicians while Gavin was having his MRI. Without meaning to, I stunned him into an uncomfortable silence. I don’t think his years of medical training had prepared him for the unexpected turn our conversation was about to take.I suppose I’m getting ahead of myself here. Allow me to begin at the beginning…...more
Thank you for the prayers. Hopefully my diatribe will help him to become a little bit more ... more

While Sharing a Piece of Our Lives, I Stunned My Son's Doctor into Silence

While in the Emergency Department with Rob and Gavin last week I had the chance to speak with one of Gavin’s treating physicians while Gavin was having his MRI. Without meaning to, I stunned him into an uncomfortable silence. I don’t think his years of medical training had prepared him for the unexpected turn our conversation was about to take.I suppose I’m getting ahead of myself here. Allow me to begin at the beginning…...more
Looking back now, nearly a year later, I think that's what I was trying to do. Remind him that ... more

Birthday Redo: Why We Repeated Our Daughter's First 9 Birthdays

She was sobbing that she wished she was only six one morning and an idea popped into my head. We missed out on her first nine birthdays. Her tenth birthday was the first one we were part of and it was the first birthday party she’d ever had. I decided to redo all of the others. ...more
I absolutely love this idea! Here's another idea...I was adopted when I was 6 months old. My ... more

Putting an End to Social Media Shaming

About six months ago I realized a phenomenon on social media was really bothering me.  "Anonymous" photos of people committing societal, fashion or beauty sins being taken and uploaded to Twitter, Facebook, "People of Walmart"  style websites and personal blogs, all with the intent of mocking their questionable choices. ...more
I don't think it's right to mock or participate in "shared bullying" of any kind, and that ... more