I was driving down the road and realized again that I can’t call my mom anymore. Here’s how I reckoned with it.
My writing mentor Rob had a pension for passing along his favorite books. I’d show up for weekly writing meetings, and more often than not he’d present me with one wrapped in beautiful paper. Sometimes the books were brand new. Other times they were used classics that he’d pull from his own collection (I liked those the most). Inside each cover, […]
November 17, 2014 marked one of the strangest and toughest days for me and my family. It all started around 4am, when my mom, sister, cousin, and I trekked to the Loma Linda Hospital to face the inevitable. Mom’s endometrial tumor had returned in a monstrous form, and her surgeon was going to do his best to save her. […]