Transforming Through Pain

One of the greatest gifts a horrific tragedy can give us, is the depth of pain we feel in its’ aftermath.  Wait what?  I know, that sounds like complete horseshit.  But it’s true.  The unimaginable pain we feel after we experience loss is, for most of us, followed immediately by the desire to escape that pain.  Often we don’t... Continue Reading →

The Anniversary of an Odyssey

Yesterday, the one-year anniversary of Oliver’s Odyssey slipped quietly by.  I had planned to do something big, in celebration, but true to the current theme of our life, the month leading up to this special day was filled with chaos and little opportunity for creativity.   But this only solidifies in my mind one of the greatest... Continue Reading →

May the Angels Fly High

Most of us share the basic human desire to escape pain. It is weeks like this one that illuminate the desperate attempts my mind makes to transcend my own.  Our HIE community was shaken by the passing of 3 of our children over the last week.  This unbelievable loss has thrust me hard back into... Continue Reading →

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