Archive for February 2012

Nothing but a "C" thing baby

Nothing but a "C" thing baby
After spending nearly three years in casts, it is sometimes hard to remember what is normal toddler happenings and what is caused by the cast.  My first reaction to anything adverse is to blame the cast.  My family and friends seem to want to do the same thing.  William falls and bumps his head, it... Read more »

Finding Joy, Honoring the Crew of the 1432

Finding Joy, Honoring the Crew of the 1432
Time heals all wounds or so the saying goes.  33 years and life events have healed so much of the sorrow but the wound still tends to bleed at unexpected moments.  Quiet moments when my heart overwhelms my mind.  Where life and my former life seem to simply collide.  It might be as simple as... Read more »

It's a Good Thing, Donna's Good Thing!

Suck it, Scoliosis took a twisted route to Chicago now.com.  It was after being a loyal follower of Moms Who Drink and Swear that I started reading another Chicago Now blog religiously.  Nikki, Moms Who Drink and Swear, introduced Mary Tyler Mom’s, Donna’s Cancer Story .  I found myself entranced by a little girl with... Read more »
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Support Group...Another one bites the dust

Today I write with great pride….I have been kicked off my second support group for Infantile Scoliosis.  The first time I was removed it was under my terms & I earned my exit.  I so desperately wanted to feel part of something bigger than my childs Scoliosis.  I wanted to be surrounded by love and... Read more »

Follow that sunshine!

Follow that sunshine!
Each child is unique.  There is no two spines exactly the same.  For one we will find Joy the other we may meet pain.  I know this all to well.  The ying and yang of this thing called scoliosis.  Although I am feeling the pain some of my friends are experiencing, I can’t allow that... Read more »

To everything there is a season

I consider myself a spiritual person.  I am catholic by birth & chose to raise my children in the catholic faith.  I have also always taught them it is one of many faiths and beliefs.  In my life I have identified with many religions.  Our family seems to be a melting pot for religious freedom. ... Read more »
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Faith in Action

Faith in Action
It is nothing short of miraculous what a group of individuals, children as it is, can do when they put their faith in action.  This past Sunday, New Life Church in New Lenox, IL, made the Lucky Cast Club their faith in action recipient.  Families were asked during the month of January to donate gently... Read more »