Mother’s Day was certainly unique this year due of the COVID-19 pandemic. For me, the week leading up to Mother’s Day was interesting as it was full of video interviews and preparations for various opportunities to share my story. I recorded an interview with a local pastor (and friend of mind) for his Mother’s DayContinue reading “My Week of Interviews – And Sharing One with You!”
Category Archives: Parenting a Seriouslly Ill Child
This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain? PART 1
As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our world and our daily lives, I have been reminded of another time in my own life when my plans were canceled, and fear of the unknown loomed heavy. As I’ve reflected on that time, I’ve been comforted by the reminder of lessons learned. Because these lessons wereContinue reading “This Too Shall Pass, But What Will Remain? PART 1”
It’s My Book’s Birthday!
Today, after three years of labor, my book has been born! (Phew!) I’m so excited to announce that my first book, Brownie Crumbs and Other Life Morsels, is now available on Amazon in paperback, and for the Kindle. You can find it here: Also, I had a book trailer made to give everyone aContinue reading “It’s My Book’s Birthday!”
Our Reality (TV).
We are not exactly “camera ready” people. We’re far from glamorous. Very far. We’re just a regular, plain, run-of-the-mill family. But we’re willing. And it appears that’s almost as good. Willing to tell our story and then simply showing up when we’re called. We’ve tried to make that our practice. Recently we were askedContinue reading “Our Reality (TV). “
After the Cancer Diagnosis: 5 Things I Learned When My Son Got Really Sick
I have to admit that sometimes I still cringe when people refer to me as a “Cancer Mom.” I never signed up to join that club. The cost to join is enormous. But, join it I did on February 9th, 2007 when my then-two-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. To say that the journey ofContinue reading “After the Cancer Diagnosis: 5 Things I Learned When My Son Got Really Sick”
Daddy Loves You
My memory of the moment is both crystal clear and fuzzy at the same time. It’s hard to explain, but yet if you’ve ever been in shock, you’ll understand. My body felt numb and weak and apparently that was obvious to those around me because a nurse pushed a stool underneath my legs and helpedContinue reading “Daddy Loves You”
A Thanksgiving Dinner
As a guest blogger for Riley Hospital for Children, where our son received treatment for cancer as a small child, I’ve been asked to write about a variety of topics. Recently I was asked if I could write something for the hospital to post on Thanksgiving Day. I thought about it for awhile and thenContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Dinner”
Bear Cub on a Barbie Bike
Down the street my little bear cub rode on the pretty, pink and purple Barbie bike with it’s matching girly training wheels. It should have been ever so cute. But it wasn’t. The bear cub on the bike wasn’t my little, pigtailed, feminine three-year-old, but instead her tall-for-his-age seven-year-old brother. His knees came up aboveContinue reading “Bear Cub on a Barbie Bike”
The Truth About Riley Nurses.
I have been asked to be a guest blogger for Riley Children’s Hospital, where our son received much of his chemotherapy and treatment for leukemia. I will periodically be writing entries on this blog that pertain to our “Riley Journey.” The hospital will then pull entries they feel are appropriate and put them on theirContinue reading “The Truth About Riley Nurses.”
Parental Brain Delay
Do you remember those commercials several years ago that showed two images and claimed: “This is your brain…” and, “This is your brain on drugs?” Well, I think maybe we could draw a similar comparison in another category called: “This is your brain…” and, “This is your brain now that you have a seriously illContinue reading “Parental Brain Delay”