The Night When Christmas Came Early (16)

"It is easy to...wring our hands and bemoan all of the bad things that happen in this world. It is much harder to...pick up the shovel and go to work. It is my experience that miracles are real and living things. They are built with sweat and toil and hard work from the foundation up … Continue reading The Night When Christmas Came Early (16)

Epilepsy’s “New Normal”

"Do kids with epilepsy fight to perform normal childhood activities well? Absolutely. Does that make their experiences with them normal? No...Their childhoods are not normal: they are extraordinary."

Give Kids the World Village (3)

"There is a certain injustice when the innocent suffer, especially children, which touches something deep and profound in all of us. I have learned firsthand that many of life's most painful questions have no rational answers. It is impossible to rationalize why one child is afflicted with a life threatening disease and another is not. … Continue reading Give Kids the World Village (3)

Flying the Friendly Skies (2)

We'd left the house without the promised limousine service (see that story here), but what we got was even better. Our sweet, five year old nephew, who could have focused on being sad at not being a part of this fun trip to Disney World instead, was waiting excitedly on his front porch with small toys he'd pulled … Continue reading Flying the Friendly Skies (2)

Beginning of a Wish Journey (1)

  "A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep. In dreams, you will lose your heartache. Whatever you wish for, you keep... A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're feeling small. Alone in the night you whisper, thinking no one can hear you at all. You wake with … Continue reading Beginning of a Wish Journey (1)