What could never be

Sometimes we find ourselves pining for something lost, perhaps for something that never even was. It sneaks up on us, Jessica and I, and suddenly we realize that Namine is almost three years old. She is moving, she talking, she is more independent every day. Where is our little baby girl? She’s still small – she’ll always be small – but she’s not small anymore. She doesn’t have a baby face anymore; she has a grown up face, so it seems to us. Can’t we have our baby back?

Dear Ed

Father’s Day can be a wonderful thing, but it can also be a bittersweet thing if you’ve lost your father. I haven’t, but my wife Jessica has. It’s important to remember those who may now be gone, but have helped shape us into who we are. I am glad that I had the opportunity to become your son-in-law and friend, Ed Tarver. We miss you.

High fever and a trip to the ER

Last night Namine had an incredible fever of 103.2. That was under the armpit, too, and we thought that was much too high for what the doctor had called just that afternoon “the tail end of a virus.” To us, it seemed like she was coming down with something else entirely. So we bundled up Namine and headed to the ER – me, Jessica, Namine, and my Aunt CR, who was visiting for the evening. I doubt it was as relaxing as she’d hoped the evening would be.

Giving thanks

A friend of mine (hey Steph) posted something quite thought-provoking the other day. I think it might even have been last night. But one phrase caught me and wouldn’t let go: “I should have died.” You see, some time ago, her heart failed, and she would have died, if not for the heroic actions of Children’s Hospital doctors. It has been a long and hard road – and we can relate.

Less than stellar news

Don’t freak out, this isn’t about Namine. Last night, Jessica found out that her mom had been taken to the hospital. Of course, it wasn’t as simple as that (as if a trip to the hospital is at all simple to begin with). She’s stabilized now, but they still don’t know what’s wrong. The doctors did some tests last night, but no results have come back yet. I’ll keep everyone updated as we get information.

Music class

My mom and dad picked Namine up to take her to some kind of music class this morning. I’ll update everybody on how it went later. In the meantime, Jess, her sister Chyral, and I are going to pick up the cake and go to the baby shower. We’ll all meet there and then I […]

Namine’s fever is going down

I took Namine’s temp tonight before putting her to bed, and it was 99. That’s down from 100, so we’re getting there. She’s chewing on damn near everything, and this was even after dinner, so I’m pretty sure her teeth are bothering her. I know her two-year molars are coming in, so that would pretty much do it. Read on for more family news.