Tag: Let it Go

May is Cystic Fibrosis Month: Having a Grandchild with CF

It’s hard to describe the pain of watching someone you love challenged by a chronic illness. When I learned my 2 ½ -year-old granddaughter had Cystic Fibrosis almost six years ago, I felt like I had been punched in the gut. Your grandchild is not supposed to struggle with a serious condition. That’s not the... Read more »

Come on Schools -- More Polar Vortex School Closings?

Evanston elementary schools are closed again today. Like lemmings, suburban districts seem to feel obliged to follow the decisions of the Chicago Public School system, even if their issues are not comparable. I have to wonder if the deciders really think kids will be safer left home alone, some without the meals they count on... Read more »

Can Friendship and Forgiveness Coexist?

Yesterday was Friendship Day and Forgiveness Day, but I was away from my computer, so I’ll celebrate them today. Actually, putting them together poses an interesting question: Can you forgive a friend? My answer is a resounding “yes.” In fact, it goes beyond can you to something you must do now, as August is also... Read more »

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and One Little Girl Sings, "Let It Go"

When I learned my granddaughter Ava had cystic fibrosis almost five years ago, I felt like I had been punched in the gut. My daughter had just given birth to her second child (thankfully he did not have it). How would she manage caring for a new baby and meeting all of the demands of... Read more »

Let It Go - Help Find a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

When she heard Let It Go won the Oscar for best song, my 7-year-old granddaughter, who has Cystic Fibrosis, was overjoyed. She watched Idina Mendel’s performance so many times that this is how her little brother reacted: I had been wondering why the character of Elsa and that song were so powerful for her. When... Read more »