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From Broken To Blended…And All The Steps In Between

From Broken To Blended…And All The Steps In Between

Blended Families
I see it all the time. Scrolling through face book, looking at all the family photos and comments to go along with them. I love looking at these. Everyone looks so happy, sometimes goofy, but in the end appear to be having a good time. Many status statements reflect thankfulness and -feelings of being blessed by this “wonderful husband and great kids” that they have. They truly do “look” picture perfect. Family… I love the idea of “family”. I love the idea of closeness, authenticity, acceptance, comfort, and belonging. When I think of “family” those are the attributes that come to mind. I like to believe that these attributes are being represented in all of these photos I browse through as I scroll through my face book news feed. Something…
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From Broken to Blended, December Series

From Broken to Blended, December Series

Blended Families
This post was due to be published last week. As most things go in my world of medical drama, time-lines and to-d0-lists often get trumped by ER runs, hospital admissions, and multiple phone conferences with doctors. For those who are new to my blog and new to me, I am a mom to 4 kids and step mom to 3. The youngest of my four, Deacon who is 6, has multiple health issues. What first started out to be a startling discovery at age 6 weeks that he was missing sections of his brain, soon turned in to diagnosis that consisted of the need for a pulmonologist, epileptologist, cardiologist, gastroenterologist, nephrologist (our newest specialist to be added to the group) and of course a neurologist. I also have a 15…
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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…….Or Is It???

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…….Or Is It???

Blended Families
The season has turned. Fall is behind us and Winter approaches. For our friends up north this is easily noticed by the changing of the leaves and then the absence of them on the trees (not to mention colder weather). Those of us here in Florida, well, the calendar is what alerts us to the season changing. Most people look forward to this time of the year. Christmas time. Holiday time. The images that come to mind when we think of this time of year are those of family gatherings, smiles on faces, and traditions being passed down through the years. There are the Christmas decorations that have been handed down through the generations that are gently unpacked and placed around the house. Decorating the Christmas tree is full of…
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