It finally came. The day I've been looking forward to for 10 years. I went to see my oncologist yesterday and she said, "Congratulations. You have graduated from oncology." Oncology -- the study and treatment of tumors. The field of medicine that is devoted to cancer. About a month ago I went to the breast… Continue reading Cancer Graduation Day
I recently read a call for blogs on the topic: “Does prayer work?’ Since it’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought about this question as it related to my breast cancer diagnosis. Since that experience, my answer to the question of whether prayer works is, “It depends.” If we believe praying is as… Continue reading Does Prayer Work?
I know I blog about my mom often. Mostly, because she's smart and funny and provides me with good material. But, also, because I love her. A lot. And, I want to remember as much as I can about her. Writing about her helps me do that. While we were at the beach in March getting… Continue reading Advice From Mom
I miss my dad. It's been 21 years since I heard his voice, felt his strong hugs, and smelled the Old Spice Aftershave on his cheeks. What I wouldn't give for a conversation with him. Sometimes I imagine him showing up, like when I'm walking on the beach by myself, thinking about him. As I… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, Dad
Last night I heard on the news that a post office box has been set up to receive condolence letters for the families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. I felt like I should send notes to the grieving parents. But, what could I possibly write? What words of condolence could I… Continue reading Trying to Find Words of Comfort