I remember the moment I truly understood that aging happens to everyone, that death is inevitable and family is everything.
My current emotional state reminds me of something that happened in the depths of last winter. Though this September is a gift of perfect, gentle, sun-drenched days, it is my children who push back the fog.
Over the years, I've taken a keen interest in the response to death in our country. We don't like it. It makes us uncomfortable. Someplace deep inside, we believe if we're smart enough, fast enough, clever enough, it won't happen to us.
I have sat with a daughter with no life left.
Mom makes touch decision to find another family for her adopted son.
There are days when I wish I had never entertained the idea of returning to school, of becoming a nurse.
Rare Bird is the story of a family in pain, but it’s also the story of a family full of faith and love and resilience.
For the first time in my life, I prayed for a miracle.
What I understand now is that accepting how little control I have means leaving my heart wide open at all times.
In my worst moments as a mother, the moments where I am cursing my family or getting angry about how much I have to do, I often experience this extreme moment of panic.
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