chronic illness

Troubled Waters

Have you heard the one about Sisyphus and his rock? He braces for one final heave as the “pitiless” boulder slips from his grasp and tumbles down Hades’ hill. Again, and again. “So once more,” Odysseus attests of Greek mythology’s Groundhog’s Day, “he had to wrestle with the thing and push it up, while the […]

Slow Healing

My drive home from church on a sunny Mother’s Day afternoon changed my life forever. Almost two years have passed since the collision with a high-speed driver caused severe, potentially life- threatening injuries. After three weeks in the hospital I was released—just a day before my son’s high school graduation. While I was thrilled to […]