Monday Reflections: Epilepsy and Family

Before the pandemic came and ruined a lot of things, I looked forward to spring, winter, and summer breaks so I could spend time with my nieces. Creating small themed parties for them and taking them to a movie, exhibit, or event was always fun. Sadly, I didn’t get to do all the cool thingsContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Epilepsy and Family”

Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil

She’s amiable and pleasant, a vibrant smile always on her face.She’s friendly in conversation, just laughs and jokes around.She’s all around cheerful, and she’s so undeniably happy. All signs show no indication of sadness or anger.From the outside, everything seems more than okay.But, what’s on the surface is a perfectly curated facade.  She smiles widely,Continue reading “Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil”

Monday Reflections: Blue Morning

A bird perched outside our window sill sings its lovely morning song. The light winter breeze rustles some leaves and creates a swishing sound. Everything feels as it should with no indication something could go wrong. But, the day was deceiving, and we couldn’t foresee the news that came around. The doctors said you triedContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Blue Morning”

To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam

Epilepsy is much like the weather. It’s unpredictable and always changing. A sunny, 85 degree morning can quickly turn into a 58 degree with scattered thunderstorms afternoon. With epilepsy, you can never predict what will happen next. You prepare for a picnic. Lightning strikes, and you have to watch the latest documentary on Netflix. TheContinue reading “To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam”

Seizure free for one year!!!

Memories of the past three years float around in my mind. As I sort through the trying and sunny times, it’s almost impossible to put all my feelings into words. There is heartache for the loved ones I’ve lost along the way. There is fright and frustration for the storms I’ve had to face. There isContinue reading “Seizure free for one year!!!”

Monday Reflections: Monday Blues

I hold my breath and close my eyes hoping the pain will come and go. I try to go on as if it was just another day. There is no denying that the sunset has left and the sunrise has followed. It is another day, but it’s another day without you here. When I readContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Monday Blues”

Missing Grandma

Four years have come and gone. 1,460 days have arrived and passed. Time wasted no time to stand still. The world just kept turning round. For 35,040 hours, I’ve missed you. For 2,102,400 minutes, my heart has ached. I know you’re in a better place. I know your pain is no more. But I wish I couldContinue reading “Missing Grandma”

This is for you, the one I never got to meet.

I could see your bright smile long before I ever saw your face. I could hear your cries and sobs because you needed a diaper change. I could feel your warm hugs when you needed my comforting embrace. I could imagine all the memories we’d create through the years. I could picture you reaching allContinue reading “This is for you, the one I never got to meet.”