Each week this month I will share with you a very personal journey with my son from being blindsided with the knowledge that he would need dental surgery to the roller coaster recovery process afterwards. But, it’s not just about the surgery. It’s about the mommy guilt that came with finding out my children had…dunh, dunh, dunh…CAVITIES! It’s about learning to navigate insurance, and medicines, and pain indicators, and everything in between. Most importantly, it’s about the journey we take along with our children as they encounter the unexpected and unwanted as well as the hidden joys that are revealed like gems along the way. Join me as we go from the office to the surgery suite and back home again. My hope is that you will see some of yourself in the journey and learn a tip or two to make your life a bit easier along the way.