Grateful for siblings

A Few months ago, Children’s Grief Awareness Day November 19, 2015 posted this Yoda photo highlighting death as a natural part of life and got my wheels spinning again, particularly with all the hype of the upcoming new Star Wars movie, … Continue reading

Chronic stress and caregiver fatigue

Imagine yourself a newly married couple in the first years of marriage.  You are ready for the next step in your relationship to become proud new parents.  Thrilled about the onset of possibilities of adding a little one to the family and after … Continue reading

“Big” Champions with strong hearts

Today is January 14, 2015 and am preparing for another visit to see my brother.  Ten days ago, he spent his 100th day hospitalized awaiting cardiac transplant for his CHD.  Interestingly, thirty years ago on this exact day, he underwent his Fontan operation … Continue reading

Future Nurse: Caring starts at a young age

My journey begins the day I entered into this world at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital the year of 1970 in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Where is this location you ask?  Picture Wisconsin as a left-handed mitten and place it on a flat surface with … Continue reading