“Let’s start trying for a baby!” I was finally ready and told Michael it was time. He had been ready for awhile, but I was still wrapping my mind around it. We had been married 5 years or so. When we had been courting, he had made it plain that he wanted children. 3 or … More Infertility
“We’re ready to start the process,” I told the case manager. “We need to find a home for Joe.” We always knew this day would come. We never intended for Joe to live with us forever. But even when you know its the right decision and the time is right, its still bittersweet when it … More A Home for Joe
“Please stop driving” I said to Michael. But he wasn’t ready to acknowledge his new reality. After his accident he saw a special eye doctor who checked out his limited sight 101 different ways. At the end the doc gave his verdict. Michael was legally blind. He would need corrective lenses to enhance what little … More Hanging Up the Keys
When Michael fell and ended up in the hospital, our income came to an abrupt halt. Being self employed with a company to run provided our only source of income. We had a paychecks worth of money in the bank and a tiny bit of savings. Like most people, we’d be in trouble by the … More Gifts from Heaven
Michael was waking up from his medically enduced coma. I was waiting by his bedside. He was disoriented and didn’t know why he was in the hospital. It took awhile to explain to him that he had fallen out of a tree and had been injured. He resisted the idea and told me to get … More Waking Up Blind
I was sitting in the physical therapy reception lounge waiting for my 5 year old son to be finished with his session. My cell phone rang; the first words I heard were: “Gail, Michael fell.” My husbands employee, Keith, was in panic mode. He told me the ambulance had taken Michael to Harborview Medical Center … More Life Changes
I turned 60 last December. How could that be? Wasn’t I still in my 30’s? When I was in my 20’s I had my life all planned out. I was going to marry a tall, dark and handsome godly man who loved me deeply. We would buy a house with a white picket fence in … More Where Did My Life Go?