“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never… Continue reading fantastic firsts
Humans are the product of many equations. The coming together of their parents, the influence of their families, the impact of their schools and peer groups and surrounding cultures, and many other influences. And, at the base of all of this, we humans are the product of two sets of 23 chromosomes that join together… Continue reading Unique Mira
Generosity As I am sure you have all noticed from the previous blog post and the barrage of Facebook posts, 5 days ago my sister Jessie set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help Nikki and I raise money to help cover the costs of some of Mira's upcoming expenses related to adaptive equipment. Here is… Continue reading Generosity and Navigation
"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood." ~Agatha Christie As I was doing my yoga practice the other day (a half-hour online video which promised me flat abs and a tight butt...which obviously, it delivered on immediately), James was holding Mira while… Continue reading Come sit with me!
This is so weird and hard and scary to say "out loud", but I am still grieving the loss of the child we'll never have. Grief is such a unique beast. Luckily, it's not something I've encountered much of in my life, so to experience it in this form is strange. And it makes me… Continue reading Grieving and growing
Hello everyone, I am James and I am Mira's dad. This is my first post, so excuse me as I clumsily fumble my way through trying to talk about things that I don't yet understand and/or am basically unqualified to talk about on a medium on which I have basically no experience - neither as… Continue reading Dad’s First Post