6:20 – Wake up. My sleep needs have drastically increased, so I probably got about 9 hours last night, but still feel somewhat tired. 6:30 – Coffee and sit down with my Bible and then read some of “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering” by Tim Keller. 7:30 – Kids are released from their … More A Day in the Life (part 1)
“ But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. “ – Isaiah 40:31- (March 2017) If you’ve been around church much, you’ve heard this verse before. You may have heard it … More Mommy, Can I Get My Hair Cut Like Yours?
(Watching the eclipse from the roof of the hospital parking garage.) So here I am again…in the cancer clinic waiting room… How many times have I been here? There’s no counting. Maybe 200?…Two hours at a time, sometimes four. Over the course of the last 2 years, I have seen the same people come in … More Confessions of a Cancer Clinic Waiting Room
That’s my little achiever kid right there….climbing a 15 foot rope. As an achiever, I write my day as successful based on how much I have achieved. Achieve = to successfully bring about or reach a desired objective, level, or result by effort, skill, or courage. Sounds pretty good to me. Lately however, I’ve been … More I Give Up
I can still feel my heart ripping… torn by the sounds of the screams from the depths of the soul of my then-2 year old. She was again being pulled away from me, forcing the release of her clothes-shredding grip, heading back for yet another parent-less night of sleep while Robby was busy talking to … More Mommy, what’s cancer?
One complete round of phase 3 chemo complete. My hair is falling out. My energy is decreasing. My mouth is becoming sensitive. My eyes are burning. I don’t have to spend nights in the hospital with these treatments though, so life is good! I went to my hairdresser today to have it shaved off…for the … More Say No To Self
Have you ever lost something? And you are pretty sure it will turn up, but you don’t know when? That…oddly enough for me, is my hair. The first time around, I was prepared. I was expecting it. It didn’t really bother me. Chemo = hair loss…no big deal, it will grow back. So when it … More Losing, Growing, Running…Unrelenting
This is Ellie. She is now 4 years old and was 2 when this all started. This picture oozes personality…..and that is indeed her personality. I think that is probably about how I look when I am waiting on something, and well, I am tired of waiting. Have you ever been waiting for something and … More When You’re Waiting
(The St. Thomas Rutherford hospital lobby in December 2015) It is currently April of 2017, but as I am restarting this blog, I felt it would be helpful to have some looks back to the beginning of all of this, and how we were feeling at that time and what we were thinking. One of … More The Mission: The Vision (a look back)
Where we were before cancer began … More A Little History