Today is my dad’s 5 year anniversary from his stomach removal Continue reading
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!!
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
I have to admit that ever since we got my dad’s painstaking diagnosis, “So, It’s stomach cancer”, I’ve been eating for two. At the beginning of this nightmare, the doctor said, “Shigeo, you need to gain some weight before we … Continue reading