The Second Day of the Rest of My Life

The Second Day of the Rest of my LifeHow do you fit a lifetime into a few short days.  Will he be with us for a few weeks, months, days, hours, at this point nobody knows....more

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
 @FatCat  Thank youmore

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
 @victorias_view  Thank you, Victoria.more