I pressed send. The “whoosh” sound somehow signaled my emotions to spill out of the invisible container buried deep inside of me. The tears didn’t come right away, but there was a sudden awareness of all the old familiar feelings that used to be my constant companions. A remembering or a knowing that only a mom of a chronically ill child can recall, a mix of ... Read More
The five year long journey of my son living with epilepsy.
An old Facebook post pops up. From 6 years ago. There’s no picture to help me remember. It’s old school. No emojis. Nothing fancy. But the words grip my heart. A few words transport me back in time. Seizure-free. Keto is successful. Drew is off his medication. A Christmas miracle. Six years years ago, we ... Read More
Epilepsy walked through the front door of our lives when my son, Drew, was just four years old. A life altering diagnosis took up residence in our home and we found ourselves sitting face to face with fear. Friend, when a seizure sets in there is nothing you can do to stop it. All you can do is watch and wait while you feel helplessly out of control. When it's happening to your own child ... Read More
Before I sat down to journal out my memorable moments of 2016, the details seemed a bit blurry. In prior years, the months and days were carefully counted to track my son's journey with epilepsy. The amount of time he'd been seizure-free was a running stopwatch in our lives. A stopwatch held by a giant named epilepsy. Isn't this so true for the different giants we face in our ... Read More
So much happens in a year. A new year is a chance to begin again, a fresh start in your story that's already ongoing. However the things that are most life altering are often the things we have the least control of. Both good and bad. In my little world, something monumental happened in the year of 2015. In my ongoing story. In my son’s ongoing story. In my family’s ... Read More
After I wrote my last post I came across the following journal entry I wrote 3 years ago. By no coincidence, I had written about life's secret antidote which is giving thanks. This is so HUGE and has dramatically altered my life and my perspective. For more than a decade, I have clung to this truth and the scriptures that are infused with thanks and praise. Let's not miss it. ... Read More