Chasing the Cure, Part 2 – A Love Story

New Mexico.  1937. A Beautiful Native American Woman.   23 years old.  Born and Raised on Laguna Pueblo.  New Mexico. Oldest Daughter of 8 Children. Tiny in Statute.  Dynamic and Strong in Spirit. Caretaker of her Family. She Dreamed of Marrying a Cowboy.   But then she got Sick.  Fever.  Chills.  A Horrible Cough.  Spitting up Blood. Tuberculosis.  TB. Medicine was […]

The Rainbow Lining

For Me as a Writer of a Blog about Finding Magic Every Day, These Last 5 Months have been Positively Impossible.  Ghastly.  Scary. And Exhausting. Time Wrapped in Dark and Cold with Unending Waiting. Anxious Moments.  Agonizing Hours. Fear Shrouded All. I’d Love to Say that the Door is Shut on all things Hospital…But Not Yet. […]

Table for Four

Finally. After 10 Long Weeks in a Hospital… Yes.  A Table for Four. Home. The Best Medicine. I’ve Missed All of You. I’ve Missed My Life. Our Life. But Somehow….Miraculously…We are Better. Stronger as a Family. Together. Not Out of the Woods.  There’s Still More Treatment. More Tests. More of Everything. An Autoimmune Disease that […]

A Visit from the Archbishop

I’d Love to Say that We All are Home. But we’re not. But there is a Light and it’s getting Brighter and We are Moving Forward. So Easter was Celebrated in the Hospital.  Together. Thank you for Your Good Wishes for a Speedy Recovery. Heart Warming and Greatly Needed. Your Wishes Guide Us to See the Beauty and Magic […]

Ready to be Back to Crazy Normal

When Craziness Falls from the Sky, What Do You Do? Deal with It. Yes.  Of Course. This is What We Have Been Doing. Tough?  Sure. Nutty?  You Bet. Feelings of Longing and Despair and Hopelessness?   Afraid So. But the Flip Side of This??? A Family Together Who Will Remember and Appreciate Life. Never, Ever Take […]

Moms and Hospitals…How to Survive without Losing Your Mind.

Week Five in this High Rise Ultra-Exclusive/Crazy Expensive Room. Working to Get this Kid Out of Here and Well. Working Hard to Get Our Lives Back to a Silly Normal. But Before We Leave, I have some Tips for Making It Through. When Your Child is in the Hospital… For Mom. Take Care of Yourself.  […]

An Intersection

Intersection:  a point at which two or more things intersect, especially roads. It feels like we have reached the Intersection. Testing and Consultations and Examinations and Conferences. The Story takes Time to Develop.  To Ebb and Flow. I want to read the last page of this Story.  Perhaps not surprising with a Story like This. But […]

Following the Light

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” — Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Finally Scary February is behind Us. March has blown in. Watching the Light Swirl Around Us. Bringing Joy Each Day. Following […]

Doors and Windows

Back in the Fishbowl. Pain leads you here. Looking out of Windows. Waiting for All Clear. Lives on Hold Again. More Tests to be Done. Sleeping in Work Clothes. Early Rise to see the Sun. Doors here open with Security Tags. Young Patients ride quickly through. Parents hold Tight to Each Other. In a World they […]

Art for the Soul

A High School Art Project to be done in the Genre of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Words and Paint Graffiti Inspired.  Friend to Andy Warhol. The project was to create your own Jean-Michel Basquiat-inspired piece. She put Heart and Soul into her creation.  With her recent hospital stay as the inspiration. Used Pointe Shoes are the ‘Canvas”. Colors […]