Living the Impossible

Impossible. That’s what they told us. Oh, they used different words at different hospitals, but they all said the same thing. After Kevin’s devastating spinal cord injury sustained in a fall, his situation seemed hopeless. He lay paralyzed from the … Continued

What One “Useless Life” Taught Me

Just an old woman. She lay against the stark white sheets of the gurney, her face gray and her hands bent awkwardly inward. A series of strokes had long-silenced her lilting Southern twang, and she communicated much as an infant, … Continued

The Gift of Existence

It would have been so much easier to die. Kevin Thorson lay paralyzed in the grass of a church lawn in Canada. Moments earlier, he was practicing backflips with a friend when he missed a rotation, fell on his head, … Continued

We Have a Winner of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party Giveaway

The party’s over for now, but I’ve been honored to be part of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party hosted by CareGiving.com. Many thanks to Denise Brown for her hard work on behalf of caregivers everywhere. It’ s been a joy … Continued

Caregiving Holiday Blog Party

Hello and welcome to my place! I’m so glad you’re here. Since this a party, come on in and join us around the kitchen table. I’ll pretend I’m setting out the pine candles and lighting the Christmas tree. On the … Continued