The best we can do for the world is become a bigger group of people seeking the answers. It’s the isolation that scares me the most. Expanding our hearths is the only way to keep them safe.
As parents, one of the more primal responsibilities we have is to feed our children. To be seen as deficient in that arena is to call into question our basic success in caring for them.
Here is what we don’t acknowledge nearly often enough: there is a difference between stoicism and strength.
These mothers have given me support and allowed me to support them – not in return, but in widening ripples where the original help is a legend we know from somewhere primitive.
For families of all children affected by congenital heart defects, minor moments take on enormous weight.