Favorite Fall Activity

I love summer so very much, but when it ends, fall comes barreling through and the feel and smell embrace me allowing me to let summer go for the time being. I love the colors, the scent of the candles and baked goods, decorations on everyone’s front porches and the excitement that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The favorite …

What Am I Afraid Of?

There is not too much I am afraid of in this world but as I check with myself,  like everyone else, I assume are afraid of the basics. I think is is more that I fear this, not particularly afraid. I am afraid of people who have no regard for human life. I am afraid that evil and hate can …

My Addictions

I am addicted to being happy. I am a positive person by nature and feel that happiness is much easier to carry around than anger. It takes way too much energy to be angry and will age you much quicker than keeping positive and happy. Working hard to help others and sharing my story through gifting my book and selling …

A Holiday Memory

I spent so much time in and out of the hospital in my life it is amazing how very comfortable I am visiting people and when I am a patient I am usually very at ease with all that is going on around me. I know when and what to ask and question everything necessary in my care. There was …

A Terrible Experience

Recently, a friend’s daughter was rushed to the hospital and ended up on life support with a blood infection. I felt so terrible for her and began to cry every time I thought of even texting her to send my prayers. I decided she did not need me there since there were plenty of family and friends much closer than …

Favorite Summer Memory

This past summer was a tough one. It was hard to find a single memory that was on the positive side since we had so much going on this summer health wise- my husband was unable to care for himself most of the summer with a back issue and could hardly move, I got diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and I …

Thyroid Cancer

Back as many months ago as I can remember, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. I began preparing for surgery and going through the motions like all of you. Did it bring back old memories? Yes! Did it make me a little sick to my stomach to have to go through surgery again? Yes! Did I get over myself and …

An Important Lesson

What is the most important lesson one learns from a family member? Could everyone be able to answer this question? I think I can. Growing up my parents were not terribly strict. They were strict enough but never over the top. I did a lot of the normal things kids do when they are growing up like try smoking- sneaking …