Day 760/132

“Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight.” ~Maya Angelou These words saved me today. When I felt myself start to crumble, instead I stood a little straighter. Now is not the time. There is work to be done. Benjamin’s… Continue Reading Day 760/132

Day 756/128

The construction crew of the new hospital research building worked all night long last night, pouring the concrete slab on the top floor. Every time Benjamin woke up to urinate, or something beeped, or someone came in to check vitals, I’d glance outside and see men in hardhats dangling from harnesses or climbing up ladders,… Continue Reading Day 756/128

Day 281

We had a very sleepy morning here on the seventh floor. We both slept well last night but woke up frequently. Our night nurse was less experienced than her colleagues, and Benji’s morning blood draw took longer than usual. By the time we woke up for the day and completed Benji’s skin, mouth, and eye… Continue Reading Day 281