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My Tribe

I recently told a friend that the African proverb, It takes a village to raise a child. was written expressly for me.  While she chuckled and then helped me figure out where and when to bring my son, Chris, for his newest activity, I realized how important my village has become.  Some interpret this quote as being responsible for everyone’s children, while others feel we cannot raise our children without the help of our village.  I see it both ways, but utilize it almost daily as the latter – my village, my tribe…they help me get through whatever life throws...

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A message from Katie

Hello!  My name is Katie, I’m Michael’s older sister.  I’m 14 years old and in 8th grade.  When Michael and Chris were born, I was two and-a-half years old. I don’t remember meeting my brothers as babies, but in the pictures, I always look happy with them.  Now, twelve years later, I still feel happy when I look at my brothers.  Being their sister is amazing, but at times, difficult. Memories of Michael’s hospital visits still make me angry and upset.  One in particular comes to mind.  I was staying with my aunt and uncle, but wanting Mikey to be home.  My...

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