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Tonight I was reminded of yet another change wrought by the loss of my little boy. While out at our local deli with my girls, Abby and Lori, Lori accidentally closed the sliding door of the freezer on her sisters hand. Abby’s immediate, and deafening response stopped me dead in my tracks. I instantly felt the same fear I had upon my discovery of Rees after the accident… memories and feelings of helplessness instantly flooded me and paralyzed me.
Before Rees’ accident I was always very level headed with my children concerning injuries and pain. Sam counts on my measured response in those situations, and up until Rees died I always kept my cool when things went wrong. The day Rees died, in one terrible moment, my imperturbable nature instantly eroded and I was a frantic mess. I knew CPR, but couldn’t remember the timings. I couldn’t remember where my
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