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

Surviving the fog of grief and loss

Seven weeks has now passed since the day of my brother’s death in May of 2015.  The sequence of events on that final Friday and sense of loss continues to be very fresh and replayed each week in my mind.  Viewing a beautiful sunrise reflecting through a … 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

My transition to adulthood: THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC

 Music:  Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul My most recent post highlighted the puzzle called life, began to shed some light on some of our family’s beliefs, spirit, importance of moderation in a healthy lifestyle-“Keep calm and carry on” and motivational ways that peace, … Continue reading

My transition to adulthood

Reflecting on the recent holiday season and transition to the new year in 2015, I am struck by the fact that the next blog needn’t automatically be about the relationship to early toddler years as anticipated.   Stories and tales of my younger years will be shared … Continue reading

June 1970: Roadmap through the first surgical experience

Present Day: Univentricular congenital heart disease awaiting cardiac transplantation hospitalized at the Mayo Hospital It is December 14, 2014 and the eve before I am preparing for another journey by car with my oldest brother Jeffery, who lives in Appleton, … Continue reading