A Mother’s Lament

I’m the mom of a sick kid. As of this year, I have become known for being the mom of a sick kid. It is often that I hear things like, “How’s your daughter doing? You know I’m praying for you both, right?” I value the thoughts and the words. But there are some things […]

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Props to the Ultrasound Tech

I had to take my daughter for testing today. This is a typical feat for a kid that has weird random illnesses. No big deal. We’ve done this many times before. I watch as the pull my daughter’s shirt up, they pour the goop all over her belly, and then they grab the instrument that […]

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The Diagnosis

  My head was spinning. I could barely walk, let alone in a straight or coherent manner. My hands were shaking. I was afraid. My hands were tingling and my mouth, watering. I could hear the ringing in my ears. The back of my neck prickled. My breath was labored and shallow. I knew beyond […]

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My Husband My Hero

My Husband My Hero I was sitting at the table, looking at three of a kind, and trying to decide if I wanted to fold my hand or not, when I felt the pain. I grimaced. Everyone at the table stopped the poker chatter and watched me. “How many have you had?” “I don’t know. […]

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“Mom, it’s In His Nose!” Episode 2

Mom it’s In His Nose! Episode 2             I was sitting on the living room chair watching the little kids while they were playing with their toys. I watched as Dina smacked Dontae for taking her toy. I watched as Dontae shoved Dina for smacking him. I didn’t find it necessary to intervene, quite frankly […]

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“Mom it’s In His Nose!”

“Mom it’s In His Nose!” Episode 1 It was a lazy Sunday afternoon. Church service was over and I was sitting comfortably on the couch as dinner was cooking, talking to my husband, and enjoying the breeze. Life was good. The conversation I was having with my husband was a wonderful debate about why the […]

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