The Guest of Honor is Missing

We sit around the table, sipping sweet drinks, remembering other visits, which feel like a lifetime ago.  We smile, sometimes laugh, and wonder what this night would have looked like had things turned out differently.

The memories keep us talking, and we are grateful to have them.  We are used … Continue reading

Lost and Found

Lost and Found-2The intention was not to be wildly productive on Saturday. I awoke that morning without any plans, except to take care of my sick son. Mid Morning, I was already bored and determined NOT to spend my day on a … Continue reading

Making life a little easier with myCharge

myCharge Holiday BannerWith my new job, I spend my days going between different schools.  As a single mom, I have to be reachable during the school day.  Last Wednesday night, I forgot to charge my phone before bed.  Thursday, by noon, my phone … Continue reading

As I stare at the Christmas tubs

FaithI slowly walk down the stairs, step by step and the closet feels extremely far away. I make my way through the finished basement and end up in the storage room.  I enter, and quickly find the tubs I came down to … Continue reading

Photographs Lie and Tell the Truth

hugsI can’t show you the ugliness of cancer.  I can’t show it to you because I didn’t photograph it as we lived that horrifying experience.  Scott was a private person, who didn’t want his struggles recorded to be shared with the world. … Continue reading

Cancer is a sad word

IMG_0448I wanted to show the horror show that is cancer.  I wanted you to be aware of how devastating it is to watch a loved one go from the “Life of the Party” to a “memory in your heart.”

I have no … Continue reading

Movember: One Family’s Story with Cancer

Movember Moustache #1It’s Movember once again.  To Scott, Movember meant that he’d grow a moustache to help raise awareness to men’s cancers.  He supported October and women, but he also thought that men’s cancer needed awareness too.  Two years ago, he created … Continue reading

A Halloween Lesson in Strength

IMG_9152Costumes are ready, friends lined up, and the sun is about to set.  It is Halloween, and we are ready to go for a walk and accept candy from strangers.  Four excited kids, run from house to house, thrilled with their bounty. … Continue reading

Today, I pressed play

being 33-7Four-thirty am and the first of my four alarms set goes off with the familiar, “ting-ling-ling” coming from my phone.  I press snooze over and over.

Finally, after the fourth alarm, I set another one: “You can work out tonight,” I … Continue reading

A year ago we planted a tree, and it still feels so wrong

IMG_1866A year ago, a few family members met to plant in tree with most of the remains of the one we all lost.  It was a cold, unplanned morning.  No words or process was planned, with not one of us being the … Continue reading