The Day My Son Didn’t Die

  This post was originally published on BLUNTMoms.com I’m in my kitchen cooking dinner for my middle and youngest sons: spaghetti or chicken fingers or maybe eggs and bacon. It’s late April 2011 in Georgia. The dogwood trees and pink azaleas are in bloom, and the billowing curtains of yellow pollen are almost gone. The … Continue reading The Day My Son Didn’t Die

How to Parent a Type T Teen

This post originally appeared on GrownandFlown.com   Not long ago, my husband and son were trout fishing in the river that ran behind our house. On this particular winter day, the Chattahoochee was low and clear and as cold as ice. My son cast his line, and it caught on a branch that overhung the … Continue reading How to Parent a Type T Teen

The Horrible Wonderful Day I Almost Lost My Son

I’m sitting in a beach chair under an umbrella with my husband and two oldest sons. “I’m so happy,” I say. “The only thing that could make me happier would be to have Sullivan (our youngest) here with us.” The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the emerald waves are breaking. It’s late October … Continue reading The Horrible Wonderful Day I Almost Lost My Son

Let Me Tell You About Jan

The year was 1988. The place was a hospital in Alabama. And the department in which I worked was called Patient Representatives. My boss Trisha, probably the best Patient Rep to ever walk the face of the earth, had just concluded an interview with a candidate for a part time position, and she was glowing. … Continue reading Let Me Tell You About Jan