By Matt Logelin. Without the love of my life,I was now facing a lifetime as a single father to the daughter we were so excited to raise together.
I remember the moment I truly understood that aging happens to everyone, that death is inevitable and family is everything.
Over the years, I've taken a keen interest in the response to death in our country. We don't like it. It makes us uncomfortable. Someplace deep inside, we believe if we're smart enough, fast enough, clever enough, it won't happen to us.
There are days when I wish I had never entertained the idea of returning to school, of becoming a nurse.
What I understand now is that accepting how little control I have means leaving my heart wide open at all times.
Rare Bird is the story of a family in pain, but it’s also the story of a family full of faith and love and resilience.
The death of a child is unimaginable. Your heart breaks into a million pieces as you ponder what their life would be like.
In my worst moments as a mother, the moments where I am cursing my family or getting angry about how much I have to do, I often experience this extreme moment of panic.
Mom makes touch decision to find another family for her adopted son.
For the first time in my life, I prayed for a miracle.
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