Living with Loss

As I sat down to write today about what has been weighing heavily on my heart, I went back through previous posts (as I usually do) to see what/if I've written on the topic previously. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that this is a topic I've written about quite a bit since my diagnosis … Continue reading Living with Loss

When you feel misunderstood …

As I wrote about in the Enneagram post recently, I have often felt misunderstood at various points in my life. It was healing for me to read about how other people who identify with Type 8 on the Enneagram are also often misunderstood, that our intensity and passion are often misidentified as anger, which can … Continue reading When you feel misunderstood …

Book Review: The Choice: Embrace the Possible

When I read one book, the suggestions within my Kindle ap follow that genre. Some time ago, I'd downloaded the book, "The Choice: Embrace the Impossible" by Dr. Edith Egar, a survivor of the Holocaust. To say that I sobbed through much of the book is an understatement. While living with terminal cancer isn't the … Continue reading Book Review: The Choice: Embrace the Possible


I've been thinking a lot about memories from the perspective of how much my kiddos will remember before my diagnosis of Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in 2017 and afterwards. At the time of my diagnosis, the boys were two (2) and four (4) and I was legitimately concerned that if the average life … Continue reading Memories

On the first day of school, 2022

I wrote a blog post last year about the first day of school in 2021, following a very strange year complicated by COVID and school at home, etc. You can read that here. There are changes this year too, the boys are at a new school in a different county and we are all still … Continue reading On the first day of school, 2022

14 Years and Counting …

It's been 14 years today since Elliot and I said "I do." I'd written last year a little about our wedding and you can see that post here. I think back to that day at least annually; what we were thinking, what we were hoping for, what we thought would be our future. While we … Continue reading 14 Years and Counting …


A few years ago, as Walton's funds built up in his account at the nursing home (he couldn't ever have more than $2,000.00 in his account or he was in danger of losing Medicaid benefits), we decided to use those funds to make some funeral arrangements in advance on his behalf since the nursing home … Continue reading Funerals