Entries by Erin Santos

April Executive Director Dish

March is always a big one for us here at ISF.  Isabella’s 14th birthday would have been March 9th and each year we try to think of new ways to honor her but also do it in a way that is respectful of the day.  I’m always anti-birthday cake and a Happy Birthday song on […]

True Definition of a Mother

She was amazing. We received the worst news of our life and she didn’t flinch. She took a leave of absence from work and moved her life into our home. She did all the unglamorous tasks. She changed diapers, she did dishes, she gave baths, she made dinner, she did laundry, and she stepped in […]

February 23, 2017 – 7 years 111 days

When you lose a child, your life becomes a series of numbers, times of day, songs, and dates.  I don’t really know why we do it to ourselves.  Why do we look at the clock or the calendar and say things like, “this day in 2010”.  It’s just plain torture.  It’s especially bad around her […]

10 Year Old Boys

10-year-old boys, well I guess he is 10 ½ . You gotta love them. Right? I feel like I have written so many blogs about how amazing my kids are, but we know that is not how kids are all the time. Grant is killing me right now. I think he is just really transitioning […]