Happy Birthday, Michaela

Hey there baby girl. I just wanted to come and say happy birthday to you, just in case you are out there somewhere, in case you remember that today is your birthday, in case you might be checking in here. It was forty years ago today you were born, at 8:13 p.m., the first time... Continue Reading →

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Michaela’s 30th Anniversary Today

I just wanted to remind you that we will be holding the remembrance for the 30th Anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping today. Details are in the flyer above. If you can make it, I would love to see you. If not, we will be live streaming on Michaela's Facebook page starting at 5:15 p.m, Pacific Standard... Continue Reading →

The naked tree

In my last blog entry I posted a lot of pictures of "Michaela's tree," with years and years of ribbons hanging from it. Then later that day I got this text message from a friend of Michaela's. I was shocked to see this tree standing there with every trace of all the love we had... Continue Reading →

I apologize, but I just might explode

Okay, I've been a little crabby lately. My new anti-seizure med, keppra, is known for making people irritable and depressed. It took awhile for this side effect to make itself felt. I think as long as things were sailing along in life, it was cool. What I have found to be true about depression, though,... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Michaela

I was watching¬†Call the Midwife the other day, and one of the characters said, "The future is hidden from the young. That is perhaps their blessing, and their curse." My mind went immediately to one of the images that always comes up for me, just caring for Michaela as a young child, playing with her... Continue Reading →

Dream about Michaela

I do not ever dream about Michaela. But last night I had a dream that touched me deeply. It was odd, and Michaela was both herself and not herself, and the circumstances were different and odd, but it filled my heart. In the dream, I was running around town and I got a call from... Continue Reading →

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