Excruciating

Excruciating

Two years ago, on Dragon’s 17th birthday, his friends gave me the best birthday present ever.  They had a filled a mason jar with handwritten notes to Dragon — birthday wishes and memories of Dragon.  For a mother mourning her son, longing for...
Messing Up

Messing Up

One morning, when Dragon was in fourth grade, he came home with a C on his math test. “What, a C??!  What happened?” I yelled. “I don’t know!  I thought I did okay.  I don’t know what happened,” Dragon said. All...
Survivor’s Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt

I was looking through old photos on my Apple mac desktop, looking for a cute one of Hannah as a toddler to post for her 17th birthday.  I was scrolling through photo after photo of Dragon and Hannah, when Hannah turned to me and said, “Sometimes I have...
Celebrating Thao and Teren!

Celebrating Thao and Teren!

Today’s a special day for me.  I got to recognize at the Spirit of Volunteerism Luncheon two important volunteers for the Dragon Kim Foundation, Teren Shaffer and Thao Ngo. Teren was Dragon’s conservatory director.  On the day we got the news...
Two Songs

Two Songs

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Surprise!

Surprise!

I’m part of this group called Fully Alive, which is sponsored by Newsong’s Mom’s Ministry.  We’re kicking off our Fall women’s group meetings this Friday, and as part of a show-and-tell exercise to get to know one another, Ann, one of our fearless leaders, asked...