The Welcoming Committee

How do they know in heaven to gather at the gate? How does the word get spread: “Prepare yourself! She’s coming!” Watchers on this side wonder, “Why is she waiting? What else needs to happen? Is there a face she longs to see — a voice once more to hear?” Maybe...

I remembered in the darkness…

Shortly after we had received Lew’s diagnosis, I heard a story that has continued to be one of the most helpful things in my attempts to come to grips with Lew’s disabilities and my pain.Lew was less than a year old.We had only had his diagnosis for a few months.Bob...
Not a zebra story

Not a zebra story

Lew was born in Lexington, Kentucky and we lived there for much of his childhood. From 1988 until Lew’s death in 1998, my husband, Bob, was on the faculty of the University of Kentucky Medical School. He worked in several departments assisting the faculty and the...
An introduction to Lew Jessen Moore

An introduction to Lew Jessen Moore

Lew Jessen Moore (September 11, 1981 – February 4, 1998) In his lifetime Lew didn’t have speech or mobility but he touched his world. He changed people. He changed hearts. He helped change some public policy. He changed me. I am Lew’s mother and I’d like to tell you...

Life Plan: A Poem

LIFE PLAN:1972 “Mary Cassett had one Great Romance in her life – her art.” This would not have been said about a male artist Or if it had one could answer with Rubens Rembrandt Bonnard Chagall Picasso Women are supposed to be so dedicated to their spouse they couldn’t...