Tag: family


My mom got the go-ahead from her doctor to stop her antibiotics because she has improved so much. She is the strongest, tiniest, soldier I know. I’m so very blessed– so very grateful I have her in my life still.

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I laughed with my mom today. I connected with a local coffee shop and had the best flourless brownie I have ever had in my entire life. I moved my body very early this morning. I made a 94 on a difficult assignment I submitted. These are the good things that happened to me today.…

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Today I decided to put myself first. My life, up until very recently, has been marked by service for family and if there is anything left of me, my time, my energy– then that is what I reserved for myself. It took today for me to very shakily decide that if I’m to ever succeed…

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Today is Mother’s Day and because I am the worst fucking person, I fiddled around and ordered my mom’s present too late, and now it won’t be delivered until tomorrow. I know that it’s going to fucking blow her mind, so it’s worth the wait, but still! Despite, my monster mistake I made sure she…

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My sister joined us for dinner tonight but we all made sure to keep our distance. It was nice to sit and talk with her — which we haven’t done much of over the past few months.

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My mother had her most normal day that she has had in the past month. She was out of bed, laughing, baking, cooking up a storm. I’m so happy for her small reprieve from pain— I hope she has many more days like this.

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My mom was released from the hospital today. She still has some healing to do, but I’m so happy that she is home.

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I got to spend some really wonderful minutes with my younger cousin today. When I say younger, I mean 1 whole year. He’s Mr. Nice Guy. Literally Mr. BHS– I think his picture hangs in the hallowed hallways of our high school. We talked about our adolescence. About the way the sometimes toxic, tender frailty…

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I’m exhausted from the day, but the good thing is that it is Sarah’s birthday. I’m so fucking thrilled that this young person is apart of my life. She is smart, kind, so so funny. She is a good thing. I would like to sleep now.

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My mom has had a host of health issues. I am in awe of the way she constantly battles— her tiny shoulders have always carried such heavy loads. She was admitted to the hospital for neck pain— which is a startling understatement of the hardship she has endured for almost a month and a half.…

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