Posted in February 2013

Words to live by

I have the worst cough ever. Maybe not “worst ever” as in history-of-the-world ever, but worst ever I have had in my lifetime. I think I may have to break down and go to the doctor’s office today, so that I can pay my $25 copay for him to tell me that it’s just viral. … Continue reading

A Lot of Discussion About Nothing

Yesterday we went to Colman’s appointment at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, which required lots and lots of driving and planning. Kevin is in Lockhart trying a case, and it was up to me to make sure all the kids were sorted out on Monday, so Colman and I could go to TCH. Liam stayed … Continue reading


Last week, I received a call that Colman’s cardiothoracic surgeon gave his name to someone with  I wasn’t really sure what that was, but Manny called that same night and said the purpose of their organization was to take kids who are sick and make them feel special and give them a memory that … Continue reading

Happy Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day!

I know it’s Valentine’s Day for most people, but we celebrate Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day at our house as well.  It’s the end of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week, which started on February 7.  Congenital Heart Defects strikes 1 in 100 babies.  That’s about 40,000 babies every year.  We have two in our household. … Continue reading