Tagged with Compassion

We Forge Ahead

We Forge Ahead

I made it through to the other side of August and we welcome with open arms September.  With a promise of cooler temperatures, college football and baseball for the boys, September could not have arrived sooner.  The emotional roller coaster continues and we continue along for the ride.   Harper is now a “failure to thrive” … Continue reading

August

August

A month of anniversaries, life altering events and haunting memories. While the physical and emotional wounds have long ago healed over, they’ve left behind jagged, deep scars. The increasingly hefty serving of gratitude, humility, perspective and mortality gets harder to swallow each year.    A month where the weight of our reality is simply difficult to … Continue reading

Mad Money

Mad Money

We gather in the heat of the southern Atlanta summer each year to honor those who have supported us, worked with us to raise money for the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation’s Race for Research and with hope that we’ll celebrate another year of my continued stability. This year was no exception. In-fact, this year was … Continue reading

The Commercial

The Commercial

They announced this weekend from the back of the car that they needed to make a commercial. People, they said, needed to know and hear what they had to say about donating to fund brain tumor research. More people needed to support our team Babes with Brains and the Race for Research. Apparently from the … Continue reading

Babes With Brains

Babes With Brains

Babes with Brains is asking for your help and support. Would you help me raise awareness and raise funds for brain tumor research? My family and I as well as numerous friends will be participating for the 6th year in the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation’s 13th Annual Race for Research.  Our team “Babes with Brains”, has raised nearly $40,000 since 2007 and we’re … Continue reading

I Remember Today

I Remember Today

I remember clear blue skies, warm air and feeling carefree. I remember having no fear. I remember the patients in the waiting room and the litany of questions from the PA as he looked at my scans. I remember feeling ambivalent and wondering why I needed to be there. I remember the surgeon. I remember … Continue reading

Lasting Reminder Of Our Touch

Lasting Reminder Of Our Touch

Each of our fingerprints are unique. Personal mini artworks we leave behind as lasting, important markings and reminders of who we are. I’ve had the privilege this past year to re-connect with another college friend.  It’s been amazing to catch up and summarize what’s happened in our lives over the past 17 years since we … Continue reading

The Legacy

In a recent on camera interview I was posed a question I never saw coming. As the words came out, one by one, forming the sentence and posing the question, the hair on the back of my neck rose. My pulse quickened and my chest got tight. Shit! I thought. Fight. Fight back the tears.  … Continue reading

Waiting Games

We’re all waiting for something. Whether banal or earth shattering, each something we wait for means something meaningful to each of us.   If there’s one thing I’ve learned writing this blog, it’s that while I write for me and my family, I’ve come to appreciate that what I write affects others. If I’m feeling something, … Continue reading

Patience and Perseverance

Patience and Perseverance

It had been three years. Three years that felt like three minutes once she walked in the door. Our lives have changed dramatically and the challenges we face have grown exponentially in the years since we were last together.  Yet the beauty of our friendship has continued to shine through the years and the distance. … Continue reading

The One Size Fits All Post

The One Size Fits All Post

The all in one, random assault post about the goings on in our lives. In other words, I haven’t had a moment to sit and write real posts lately so you’re stuck with the leftover mess in my head. Nevertheless, there have been some entertaining moments. Our tree is up, the halls are decked and we even have … Continue reading

My Thanksgiving Is…

My Thanksgiving Is…

Simple. Easy. Unpretentious. Completely lacking formality. Using my fine china and paper napkins. Children with clean hands and dirty feet and full of all that makes me grateful. It is football in the yard, half the day spent in my Pj’s and parades and football on TV. It is family and it is friendship. It … Continue reading

The Unexpected Gift

The Unexpected Gift

My father stopped over yesterday for a late afternoon visit. He kept me company on my afternoon carpool run, took in some snuggle time with Harper, stayed for dinner and entertained the boys with brain teaser games. He arrived carrying a frame. Clearly excited to give it to me, he insisted that he share the story about it before letting me … Continue reading