Mother’s Day Musings

I cannot remember a time that my mother wasn’t by my side. My family moved away from Arizona when I was 18, leaving me behind. This was my stubborn choice, as I did not want to live in Rockford, Illinois. So for her to be here for me through every surgery and most chemotherapy treatments … Continue reading

Overcomer

  One year ago today I started chemotherapy for breast cancer. 23 years ago today I finished chemotherapy for Burkitt’s lymphoma. Over the last year, my full-time job has been caring for my body. I have doctor’s appointments most days, followed by eating well and exercising in hopes that I will get more time on … Continue reading

Good Friday, Bad Friday

 Good Friday, Bad Friday   Four years ago today was one of the best days of my life but also one of the worst. On Good Friday, 2012, our family was all gathered around our patio table having a beautiful sunset dinner. Our daughter Kaylee and son-in-law Scott gave us an Easter basket. As I … Continue reading