Category Archives : Family

25

Jun

When my son was six months old he was severely burnt. He spent two weeks in the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital burn center, then another two weeks there when it was apparent his burns were too deep to heal on their own and required skin grafts. Three summers ago he was accepted into the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital burn program. Our local Shrine Temple transported us to Galveston, Texas at no expense to us. They paid for our travel, our hotel, our meals, and all of WK’s medical expenses. When the doctor’s there said they could perform the surgery the same week as our initial appointment, the Shrine Temple paid all our expenses to stay an additional two days, then paid againRead More

30

May

I finally made it to Valdosta… after being lost in Thomasville for a freakin’ hour! It was like being sucked into the second level of hell. No matter where I turned I could not find my way out of town. I cussed that wretched city so bad – dropping multiple f-bombs and several shits – that children will feel the curse for years to come. I think I might have warped my steering wheel. The windows actually began to vibrate at one point. I exaggerate… only a little. For future reference, MapQuest and Rand McNally directions… SUCK! Also for future reference, always ask the man in uniform for help. At my most desperate moment, I saw a fire station. IRead More

18

May

I love my family… I really do. I love them more than I ever thought it was possible to love another person. I would die for each and everyone of them, without question, without hesitation. But, as much as I love them… there are days when I don’t like them very much. This was one of those days. A day when it seemed that my loved ones were putting forth a herculean effort to Get. On. My. Last. Nerve! It usually happens when I have some time for myself, but they believe they have a task that is much more important and that I MUST drop everything to do this one thing for them. It doesn’t matter what it is,Read More