Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I hope that this time is filled with only precious moments with your family, as the fear that filled the past washes away with time. You have such a beautiful family.


beck's picture beck

I KNOW. I can't look at The Baby's pictures from her first year without feeling again the rising terror that she was going to die, that she would fade away right in her arms and WE COULD NOT FIX HER.

But everything IS okay now, for both of our girls. Hard memories stay hard, but the current life is sweet.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh, thank you so much for your comment. You've made me all teary--I think I'm an emotional roller coaster this week!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, beck. I know I'm not alone--all is good now, even if the past is still there to shake us up a bit from time to time.


vlforman's picture vlforman

Anniversaries are just tough, no getting around it. I woke up the other day and realized I had crossed the threshold into our own set of them, but eight years later, they don't sting quite so much. Time really does heal, as you know.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, v--I'll be thinking of you, and your own threshold...