Looking Forward, Catching Up

Gak! I think I’ve found a moment to write something. Friday was Home School Friday at Shoal Creek. It was also the book fair, and I had volunteered to run the register after school. How I ended up with a small stack of books, I don’t know. Books are dangerous like that. Ian and I…

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) – Rare Disease Day 2012

Since today is Rare Disease Day, I decided to recap our experience with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). Langerhans cells are immune cells that are normally present in the skin and mucosa. LCH happens when immature Langerhans cells behave like cancer cells – proliferating, and sometimes travelling through the blood stream to end up in other…

A Visual Catch-Up Guide

To help you cope with my usual delinquency, I have created a visual catch-up guide of the recent history of the Cummings family, covering our three Christmases, and into the new year.  On the first third of Christmas, I achieved, on the 15th shutter release, a nearly-focused snapshot of my three miniature men about to open…

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The Lord is my Shepherd. He has provided.I bask in the wholeness of my family, drinking up my sons and finding in each a unique and intoxicating bouquet. Again I smell, kiss, envelop the child for whom I’ve trembled. He grows so strong, snuggled in his garments, the tightly-knitted prayers of a multitude. His laughter…

Wait Lifting

As I wait again in the family waiting area for a NICU surgery to wrap up, I’m reminded of the difficult lessons I’m learning. The first is patience. I’m learning that God has a timeline and I’m better off letting go of mine and embracing His. I have a matryoshka doll of “waits” bobbling in…

There’s A New Chef in Town

I struggle with thinking of what to cook for dinner. However, when I stumble into a good-looking recipe, I’ll go all-out to make a tasty meal for my guys. Frequently, the boys will poke at it if it appears too healthy or unexciting, or eat whatever part strikes their fancy. One evening, while finishing up…

Approaching the Holidaze

I totally need to get more creative with my “veggie hiding” when cooking for the boys.  Ian saw a picture of green beans in a book yesterday and said, “green bean casserole!” Well, what can I say.  Putting them on a plate and calling them Super Green Power Rods only garnered enough interest for them…