After 10 months, we could clearly say 2017 was a year of disrupted plans. Our pregnancy went wonky, we cancelled vacations, I moved into the hospital, our baby came three months early, we had to wait 69 days to take her home, I delayed my maternity leave until she did come home, and then we were faced with the decision to proceed as planned or to make some significant, longer term changes in order to best accommodate the cards we were dealt.
Month: October 2018
All We Ever Wanted is the story of parenthood in a digital age. Nina and Kirk Browning’s privileged son, Finch, finds himself tangled up in a mess that could disrupt his promising future when a drunken photo of Lyla Volpe, the daughter of a middle class, single dad, Tom, gets passed about from Finch’s phone.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is the story of three men who are thrown from the boat of a search party for a large sea creature. They then find themselves on board said sea creature, held captive and exploring the sea from a point of view they never thought possible.
The Lovely Bones is about the murder and aftermath of teenaged girl, Susie Salmon, as told by the late Susie Salmon. After her brutal murder, Susie is able to watch from Heaven as her friends and family attempt to deal with the tragedy and struggle to move on. What happens to a family when it loses one of its own? What happens to a town?
The nurse practitioner did a basic assessment of Oaklee’s development and size and immediately suggested we put Oaklee on a high calorie infant formula, adding, “I can write you a prescription, so it would be free,” as if the cost would be the only thing that might have held us back and not the overabundant flow of breastmilk I produced, or my natural maternal desire to breastfeed, or, you know, the fact that I was sick of intervening with God’s plan.
Extraordinary Means is about Lane Rosen’s experience as he’s uprooted from his scholarly pursuit upon his diagnosis of modern day “Total Drug Resistant Tuberculosis”. He’s sent away to a sanatorium, Latham House, filled with kids with the same diagnosis who either get better and go home or die in this secluded environment with crazy rules, med sensors and strict regulations. It’s at Latham House that Lane learns important things about himself, what a true friend is, what he wants of whatever future he still has, and how to love. What does it mean for time to run out? What will unfold before then?