The Fixer


I’m a fixer.

It’s in my nature- I can’t help it.  You have a problem? I’ll have advice for you- whether you want it or not.  If I don’t know an answer, I’ll Google the hell out of your problem and I’ll come up with something. I have to remind myself that sometimes people just want to vent- they don’t want help.  I’m this way with everyone- strangers in the grocery store, friends & family.

Especially family.

Red and The Bearded One got some news about Baby Lala this week that they were hoping not to hear. She has three grade 1 or grade 2 brain bleeds. Brain bleeds (or IVH) are very common in preemies and range in severity from grade 1 (minor) to grade 4 (very severe).  Lala’s brain bleeds could (please, God) amount to a whole lot of nothing- just another note on a medical chart bigger then she is. Or it could lead to other issues that we won’t even entertain yet. We just don’t know- nor will we know until Lala gets older.

I can’t fix this. I can’t make this better for Red, TBO or most importantly, my sweet 2.5 lb niece.  All we can do is roll with this and see where the journey takes us. Baby Lala is loved like mad already- no new tests or discoveries will change that.

That said, I’m going to Google “crystal balls” just in case there is one out there that actually does tell the future!


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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