On June 16, 2009 my mother turned 65 years old, the paperback of We Plan, God Laughs went on sale and I am on a mission.
Every grandmother, gaga, bubbe, nana is a sucker when it comes to buying their granddaughter her first doll.
As a rabbi, I have given and heard a lot of eulogies. I want my mother's eulogy to be perfect.
Just as I was putting my son Emet to sleep for the night, he asked me why the doctors could not fix my mother's brain.
One day my mother was complaining of a terrible headache and the next thing we knew, she was being rushed into surgery to remove a large mass from her brain.
I have spent years counseling people, young and old, when their parents are dying. Now I find myself in their shoes, again.
When I announced I was pregnant the first time, everyone was overjoyed. When I announced I was pregnant the fourth time, everyone thought I was insane!