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

My girl may not own the field, but at least she is kind

AT LEAST SHES KINDMy girl begged to play soccer this year.  I hesitated knowing that her wanting to do it in the past is a better thought than reality, but she deserved another chance.  I signed her up to play, as well … Continue reading

Sometimes my Kids Hate my Job

IMG_1199As my kids are getting older, and aware that I actually work when I’m away from them, they are learning that being a teacher’s kid is not always easy.  They are learning from their friends that THEIR mom asks too many specific … Continue reading

A Mouse with an Extra Side of Grief

First day of school 2014-2“Come on, we’re going to be late if we don’t leave in ONE minute,” I reminded the kids for the millionth time since the ten minute countdown began.

We lined up to exit our door, and enter the … Continue reading