“B” Is For Bravery

I didn't realize how prominent the letter 'B' would become once Jesher came home.  Our life has become inundated with the second letter of the alphabet.  The "bassinet" has become the central hub of all household activity.  The day's schedule is now controlled by the words "bottles," and "burps." I am constantly reaching for "blankies" [...]

Grip Strength

I caught myself pouting the other day, and I didn't feel guilty about it.  I was overseeing Jesher's care as a nurse attempted to calm him down.  Since being moved from a ventilator to a CPAP [Continuous Positive Air Pressure] machine, Jesher has been noticeably agitated.  And I can't blame him!  The contraption requires him [...]

Oh, The Places We’ll Go

"I'm sorry to say, but sadly it's true; bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you."  I get emotional each time Jesher and I reach this point in the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh the Places You'll Go.  Actually, this whole section has a way of sinking deep into my heart.  It's simply too accurate, and when spoken [...]

Under-aged Courage

During Lhorraine's pregnancy, I would often read Jesher literature that was far above his reading level.  Why?  I honestly don't know.  Maybe it was the first signs of unrealistic, parental goal-setting.  Or maybe my obsession with superhero films has compromised my thinking...causing me to believe that Jesher is a level-five mutant that can understand any [...]