When you are raising a child with a special health condition, their medical professionals become family. There is no greater reassurance than knowing your child is known by his name by people who love him like their own. I was thrown into the world of healthcare via my son Connor in 2006. I had the … Continue reading Angels in Scrubs & Comfy Shoes
On this National Sons Day, here are some lessons I want my sons to learn before leaving our home to chose their own earthly vocation..
People with compromised immune systems wore masks yesterday, they wear them today, and they'll be wearing them long after the pandemic is over because masks are effective. They do work. You just have to wear them.
It didn’t take much to make her happy – a quick visit, a phone call, a smiling baby on her lap, a pool full of children, her house busting at the seams. June Marie Parent Overmier lived for others and it was apparent in everything she said and did. Grandma had a life well lived and a life well ordered.
Today my husband and I were able to receive our first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I had tears in my eyes as we received our shots. The tears were not from the needle, but what was inside the vaccine - hope. My heart filled with overwhelming hope for this pandemic to end and our lives to resume.
Siblings of children with complex medical conditions live a different life than their peers. Though we parents try our hardest to lead a life that resembles others, we just cannot due to the constant uncertainties. However, this life we were entrusted is precious, and every member of the family has a role to play. These … Continue reading Siblings of a High Risk Child : MVPs of the Pandemic
My husband, Coye, was asked to speak at our boys school's Veterans Day program this year. After helping him with his speech I decided it was too profound to not share with the world. Coye's words are needed more than ever in this time where most regret to acknowledge how America came to be the … Continue reading A Vital Link in the Great Chain: Veteran’s Day
Note from the author: This piece was tucked away in my drafts from February of 2016. Finding it was a sweet treasure as I decided to revamp my blog and start writing again. I feel the timing of it is quite appropriate. I hope it blesses you today and always. Seasons of life come and … Continue reading Do I Suffer Well?
November 30, 2006 was a day that changed me forever. It was a stormy Thursday outside of North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana. As the evening approached the rains cleared and a rainbow appeared out my window. Within the next hour you made your way into my arms, the arms you would come to know … Continue reading 10 Lessons You’ve Taught Me in Your 10 Years
After my dad's passing, I wanted nothing more than to be able to write and deliver his eulogy at the memorial service. I wished to honor the wonderful man he was and leave lasting impressions of his beautiful heart, rather than his earthly struggles. I can only pray that I did him proud. Rest in peace, Daddy; I love you. We are born into this … Continue reading A Eulogy for My Dad…