Hidden Losses for Adopted Children

Row upon row of tombstones lined the lush lawns as I drove through the tall black iron gates toward my adoptive parents’ graves. An elderly man filled a plastic pitcher at a spigot and the smell of freshly mowed grass filled the air. A new grave was being dug across the way, a vivid reminder […]

Why the Sun Causes More Than Sunburn for Lupus Patients

This is another personal reflection containing a little research about Lupus. Lupus has been declared as Lupus Awareness Month. These articles are my effort to raise awareness and help everyone touched by Lupus better understand the complexities, subtleties, and anxieties.

How can something wonderful like the sun be a challenge to a Lupus patient? That’s […]

Lupus...The Unwelcome Guest

I’m a “hands-on” Mimi, always wanting to be involved, but on this sunny day when my young grandsons and I entered the play area of the park, the intensity of the sun made my eyes feel like someone had thrown poison into them. I had to tell my grandsons I couldn’t play.

It was […]

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