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Five years already?

Today is five years since we lost my grandmother. I’ve been so emotional…just raw.  Elsie and I had an enigmatic relationship. She wasn’t ready to be a grandmother. She had a daughter who was nearly five when I was born. … Continue reading

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Dragon slayer

So, yesterday was one of the most difficult days I’ve had in a long time. At one point I felt like Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty. There’s a scene where he feels like God has destroyed his life, and he … Continue reading

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Aching heart

My heart really hurts today. Today, one of the greatest people that I have known passed away. I’ve known him for about 32 years…one of the kindest, funniest, most caring men that has ever walked the face of the earth … Continue reading

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Strength

I guess God thinks I’m strong. Because He keeps piling stuff on. Good news first. Mom only has three more radiation treatments. She is getting her energy back, and more importantly, she’s got her spunk back. I spent last night … Continue reading

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Hard decisions

When I signed up to be an adult, no one told me all of the nuances and responsibilities. I think that perhaps a handbook should be formulated to let you know that one day you may have to make decisions … Continue reading

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Growing up in faith

I always considered myself an empathetic person…I thought that I understood people’s experiences and circumstances even though I had never walked a mile in those shoes.  Boy was I wrong. I’ve talked to people who had relatives who have cancer. … Continue reading

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Life is funny

It’s the holiday season…do de do… It feels like an entire lifetime since I last wrote something here…maybe it has been. My mom had her second treatment today.  I spoke with her, and she sounded pretty good.  She was good … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving wildcards

It’s ironic to me that this week is Thanksgiving.  So much to be thankful for…so many wildcards in the deck.  I’m looking forward to the short work week followed by a whole 7 days out of the office.  I may … Continue reading

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Whirlwind of a life

There are so many things going on right now that life feels like a whirlwind.  I don’t know whether I’m coming or going…but for some reason, I’m kind of…calm? Mom’s having surgery this Thursday.  I think she’s more frightened for … Continue reading

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Laughter in the cancer ward

So, I’m a few days late with the update on my mom.  But here it is. Mom had the breast cancer lump removed on Monday.  The lymph nodes on the cancer side tested negative.  God is good. She’ll start chemo … Continue reading

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