Yearly Archives: 2012

Thanksgiving Past

When I was a very young girl, my mother let me skip the last day of school before Thanksgiving. How I loved those days.  A break from the ordinary, the air thick with anticipation for the fun, food and family … Continue reading

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HOW and Why

Hello Blogosphere, it’s been a while… I was away doing what people do, whether they’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or they haven’t.  The things people do before breast cancer brings it all to a screeching halt.  I was taking … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Others

I have the long awaited follow up post about my journey with Dad nearly ready to go.  Though not quite finished.  It lives in a spiral notebook, sloppy script, words crossed out, waiting for its ending. Despite having experienced the … Continue reading

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Two Roads

If you had the chance to change your fate, would you? That question came at me recently while sitting with my boys in a theater watching a trailer for the movie, “Brave.”  The main character, a young girl named Merida, … Continue reading

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Follow the Butterflies

Nancy’s Point today is remembering her bilateral mastectomy.  She’s also wondering if a day can go by without thoughts of cancer.  I’ve been pondering that myself lately, as the three year anniversary of my diagnosis on May 1, has come … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift

This past Saturday, my boy turned eight.  Eight! Where has my little one gone?  I looked away for just a moment and years slipped away. I’m melancholy for days of a tiny boy dressed in onesies and blue jeans, small white … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Wish

For all the mothers and their daughters. For all the mothers loved by sons. Please take a moment and read about Nancy Wyatt and her Mother’s Day wish for a future without breast cancer and then like Nancy and myself, consider … Continue reading

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Just Another Day

I’m supposed to write today.  I was supposed to write yesterday and the day before, but I’m not finding the words and my mind keeps drifting off to other things.  Like the bread I have rising in the kitchen.  Another … Continue reading

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Them and Me

I’ve been waking late at night to greet a returning visitor. Hello, You that Shall not be Named, (stealing from Harry Potter).  The fear you inspire so powerful just saying your name might actually conjure you into existence. So, I won’t … Continue reading

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Travels with Dad

Day one of my journey with Dad.  I’ve been pondering some serious thoughts about this trip, but before sharing that, here’s an honest account of our first day together.  This may provide some insight into future posts. ————————————————————- The day … Continue reading

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