How Did They Do It?

Today I went to brush my hair and thoughts swept through me from my childhood. Actually it was a story my mother told me when I was a bit older and recovering from my cancer. As she brushed my long blonde hair when I was so very sick, she told me that she would cry. You see, my back was …

My Inspiration

Today I was doing my normal gym routine, and got caught up thinking about someone who inspires me. A very close friend of mine had been through a double mastectomy over the past 10-15 years and loves life to the fullest every waking moment. Whenever I am around her I feel inspired that she can grasp every waking moment with …

Todays Inspirational Words

I want to share this with you. Kind of sums it up. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you candream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward

Memories

With the deep snow falling in the north today, memories of my childhood creep into my thoughts today. As a child, the snow came more frequently during the winter and my memories of playing in it come back to life. The only problem was while I was very sick I would bundle up to play only to have to constantly …

Slow but Sure

Editing of the book is taking a bit longer than we expected but coming along nicely. Sooo, printing may take bit longer than expected but it is all good news. After I told you all about Dr Koop, something else wonderful happened. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a place which my husband and I have been involved with and I …

Exciting News on the Book

How can I describe the excitement I feel with the completion of this project coming to a close. My book is now being edited by Corey Blake one of my writing coaches and we hope to have a finished product in the next few months. There will finally be something for me to share with all of you. Most of …

Living For Today

It is important to live for today, not recklessly, but to live life and enjoy each moment. Enjoy the small things in life like the beauty of our earth, or the smile of a child. Try not to find fault in people too often, appreciate the good in everyone. Most everyone has something wonderful to give to life. We all …

Traveling With a Sick Child

What a challenge for my parents, three children, taking a vacation, one child is extremely sick. Where do they take us? How will I be as sick as I am? What if something happens? We managed to take small family trips during the time I was so ill. From what I remember they were always challenging. They had to worry …

My thought of the Day

We all have a purpose, right? Well I found this written somewhere and I think for me, it put life into perspective. I felt I wanted to share this will all of you. Whether you have been through anything like I have, or know someone who may have been extremely sick in their lives or not, this seems to say …

Another Hospital War Story

Vomiting was something I did often with a bowel obstruction. When I say vomiting I mean possibly ten times a day, for weeks at a time! Although the doctors did all that they could to stop it, getting sick was powerful and sometime stronger than the medications. Sometimes it was even the medications that made me sick. Dealing with it …