Truth and Grace: the Cornerstones of Surviving as a Caregiver

Cornerstones of Caregiving: Truth and Grace They say God provides grace for every moment of a caregiver’s journey. True. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Moments of doubt and frustration; Tired of wearing a happy-face-state-of-grace and tired of acting like the strong one who could shoulder the chemo and the… Read more“Truth and Grace: the Cornerstones of Surviving as a Caregiver”

Why You Should Forget About New Year’s Resolutions

Kiss Resolutions Goodbye! For years I made New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, start an exercise program, have better health, give up chocolate, and myriad other impossible proclamations.  While my husband recovered from his stem-cell transplant, I spent all of my spare time in bed. I felt grumpy and depressed and… Read more“Why You Should Forget About New Year’s Resolutions”

Pray and Persist: The Keys to Advocating for Adolescents

Flashbacks by Proxy The hiss of the bus stopping at the United terminal at the Newark, NJ airport stabbed me. We grabbed our suitcases, in preparation from finishing our transfer from one terminal to another on the airport bus. Two years had passed since that fateful night when we almost… Read more“Pray and Persist: The Keys to Advocating for Adolescents”

Is it Adolescent Rebellion or Something More Serious?

…contined from yesterday. A day later Sarah texted with yet another idea. This time, she wanted to go to nursing school in Germany. To my knowledge, she had absolutely no experience speaking German. It felt as if any suggestion anyone made to her (other than Pedro and I) suddenly became… Read more“Is it Adolescent Rebellion or Something More Serious?”