If Only …..

16 Jan


I always hear people, including myself, start a sentence with “If only …”  I have a lot of “if only”s.

If only we hadn’t moved from California to Georgia, if only Evan had picked another college, if only he had transferred to the university his younger brother attended, if only he hadn’t been on the college baseball team, if only I hadn’t listened to the ER docs when they told me Evan just had a little virus, and if only I had had Evan vaccinated against meningitis.  All of the “if only”s won’t change what happened, but it can change what happens for other families.


Vaccines are a wonderful miracle which have saved countless lives.  Parents need to make sure their children are vaccinated according to CDC recommendations and on schedule.  All of us want to do what’s right and what’s best for our children, but often we get too busy with day to day events, that we neglect routine physician visits, and therefore neglect to get our children needed vaccines.


Life doesn’t always happen the way you think it will, and I don’t want anyone else spending the rest of their life thinking “if only.”

2 Responses to “If Only …..”

  1. Ashley January 17, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    Your heartfelt posts really mean a lot to parents like me. Thank you for continuing to fight. I think things are changing. I really feel 2012 will be a good year for public health and immunizations, and a bad year for the anti-vax crowd.

    • Lynn January 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

      I hope so! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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