We had a health scare. Everything is fine!! We are all good. But for two weeks, from December 20th til January 4th... I floundered in a state of full blown mother desperation and panic. I made a huge effort to suffer in silence, for talking about it, made it feel like a locomotive headed our way. One of our boys had an endoscopy, and during the procedure, the specialist thought he saw “lesions” on our son’s vocal cords. The irony was that the child in question was groggy from the procedure and never processed the “lesion” distress. Mothers, we happily carry the distress for our kids.
We, our family, missed the bullet. After an afternoon with one of the best vocal cord doctors, we learned that there had been problems with the first round of photos caused by odd camera angles, and there are in fact no lesions. When they told me the news I burst into tears. My very confused 20 year old asked if I had been worried. HA!
I entered 2018 with one word on my brain. Health. My wish for you all out there is that you experience great health for you and your loved ones. No New Year’s resolutions this year. No goals. Just one word. To me 2018 is about gratitude for H E A L T H.
Now that our kids are between the ages of 18 and 25 and living all over the world, it's hard to get them all in the same place at the same time....and when they are....I often get so wrapped up in the fun that forget to take a photo!! The top photo is the last photo I have of our children all together.. It's about 3 years old and was taken in Lyme, Ct. by my brother-in-law Phil.