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 [...]