My name is Amelia. I’ve been married for a long time. My husband is the techie sort, always interested in some new amazing thing. He and I are as opposite as we can be. Our accumulated wealth is in the form of four amazing kids between college and preschool age. I have worked as a social worker for a very long time. I am amazed by the beauty of people I sit with – shame not withstanding, and am always surprised by the power of dignity and love to heal. My hobbies are pretty simple. Sharing a chair with my husband, looking into the faces of our kids and hearing what they just thought to tell, quilting colors, music.. mostly jazz, poetry, good books if I ever get a minute to read, moving my body in water, on a bike, in my shoes up a mountain or along a trail, and all over the house picking up the messes that never end.
All stories written about patients are a composite of thousands of patients I’ve seen over the years. I will never break confidentiality of a patients’ story. There are themes and patterns, however, after seeing this many patients, that emerge well worth sharing that I find to be beautiful. This is why I mix and match my experiences to share pictures of people and their lives with my readers.