Divide and Conquer

In Years Past, I Flitted Through Life. Very La Di Da-ish. Sure there were Uphill Climbs.  But We Always Managed to Have the Proper Tools for the Task. Sometimes We Looked to My Creativity to Conquer the Foe. Other Times We Needed the Inner Strength of Mr. Doodle. Together with Laughter and the Job Got […]

The Magic ER Tree…A True Story

The Security Doors Fling Open and We Swoosh Inside. White glaring lights illuminate the scene of constant movement. The Pediatric ER.  Yes.  We are here again. 10:00 PM…22:00 in Hospital Time.  A Tuesday. Perhaps a Stomach Bug.  But Perhaps Something More.  No Fever.  Good.  Nausea with Belly Pain.  Yes. Vitals.  Monitor Hook Ups.  The Sliding […]

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 […]