Hello friends and family, I thought it’s time to update on my dad. I’ve been asking for good thoughts, positive energy and prayers sent my dad’s way but I’ve not been so forthcoming on what is going on. As most … Continue reading
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Today is my Dad’s 5 Years Stomach Removal Cancerversary
Today is my dad’s 5 year anniversary from his stomach removal Continue reading
Birthday, Symposium, and a 5K –Oh My
Hi there friends and family! So today I made a huge mistake and accidentally posted an RSVP for my son’s 1st birthday–and included my address!!
Quick Synopsis of my Last Weeks of Pregnancy While Dealing with the Devil
It started with a baby shower—mine of course—and ended, well… it’s still ongoing so I am going to have be a little bit careful with what I say. For those of you who know me, I’m not much of a … Continue reading
Did you receive a postcard?
Sooo… this is a little awkward and I’m sure you are wondering… where’s the update? But it won’t be here until next week. Sorry. The thing is not everyone received it yet and that’s because I ran out. I know… excuses, … Continue reading
Goodbye 2016; Hello 2017— The Year of Many Blessings
2016 was a year of self-reflection. It was the year that I realized that my dad’s cancer was a blessing and not a curse. I’ve had true growth that wouldn’t have happened in any other capacity. Yes, it sounds so … Continue reading
Late: Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016: My Reflections of an Amazing Year
There are certain times in my life when everything clicks and it all seems to make sense. It’s like all the puzzles pieces suddenly fit, and I’m like “Ah ha.” Let me explain– 2015 was NOT a perfect year… actually … Continue reading
How do you cope with survivor’s guilt?
Let me explain… I suffer from survivor’s guilt yet it is my dad who is the survivor not me. So, maybe I should say how do you cope with caretaker-of-parent-survivor-who-faced-a-deadly-cancer guilt?
My Dad’s Cancer Fight
So, I’m pretty sure my dad is not going to be happy with me– as he’s not the type who wants anybody to feel sorry for him ever– but images do tell a powerful story and I think it’s important to share. … Continue reading
Longer Than a Postcard 2015 “Hope” Family Picture; The Extended Update
In 2014, we closed the year with LOVE. As a family, we found that there were so many unknowns… but that LOVE had gotten us through the toughest year imaginable. This year, we closed 2015 with HOPE. I have to … Continue reading