Mothers With Cancer

Same Chapter…

…Different Take This past Wednesday was just another routine oncology appointment. Into the exam room walked a very dapper White Russian. I’ve only ever seen him in his white coat, but the other day he sported a yellow v-neck sweater, a navy and white checked shirt and a yellow tie with stripes in various shades…

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The Next Chapter

I am staring at a new chapter of the cancer chronicles. It’s not a bad chapter, precisely, but it has me feeling a little uncomfortable. Or maybe restless. Or maybe I just don’t know what it is I’m feeling. Next week I see my oncologist for my last biannual appointment. That is a great thing.…

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Seven Is A Perfect Number

Jewish tradition declares the number seven is perfect. So today I share seven thoughts. 1. Seven years ago today I woke up with butterflies in my belly because of what the day held for me. 2. Seven years ago today the surgical waiting room at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock was overrun with people praying for me,…

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A few weeks ago I had a scare of epic proportions. I thought I had lost all my digital photo files from 2004 through 2008. That thought made my stomach hurt and my heart ache and I couldn’t concentrate on anything until my hero husband found them on a back up drive. Oh, how I…

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Time

Crossposted at Mothers With Cancer Todd and I will celebrate our 21st anniversary in June. Some days it doesn’t seem half that long and others it seems like our golden anniversary is just a few years away. I’ve been trying to organize all my photographs from the past 21+ years and I can’t help but…

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October Musings

Where has the year gone? I can hardly believe it’s already October. Mostly I’m very happy about it. I love the cooler temperatures and the changing leaves and the smells of autumn. And as I said in an earlier post, every weekend this month is something unusually fun for me. At the same time, however,…

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WOW

Last night was a family affair at our church’s youth group. My son played electric bass in the worship band, my husband worked the tech booth, I registered the students and my daughter? My daughter blew me away. We have a large number of kids who come on Sunday nights so the youth is divided…

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A Little Good

I used to hate grocery shopping. I really, truly hated it with an unbridled passion. There were so many other things I would have rather been doing like weaving a basket or giving the fish a bath. But since Director of Purchasing was one of my job titles the chore fell to me. You can…

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Goodbye Andrea

Andrea at PunkRockMommy passed away this morning. I can honestly say I have never admired anybody more than I admire her. Her blog was a diary of her journey with breast cancer and the one thing that shines with every post is her faith in God. She knew her time was quickly coming to an…

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Where’d I Go??

A few weeks ago I posted about our upcoming trip to Hawaii (Road to Paradise). I complained about being overweight, but said I wasn’t going to worry about it. Oh, how I wish that were true. It may have been my intention, but there’s no way around it. It is on my mind. Not that…

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