Category Archives: Thriving

It’s Morning… again

“It’s morning, Gamma’” was my morning wake up call the day after my granddaughter’s sleepover. Her big brown eyes wide open now, shining behind her naturally long, dark eyelashes.  Her silky curls from yesterday are now a wild, tangled bed … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash…..Letting Go

It was approximately 20 years ago when I invested in a pricey (at least for me at the time it was considered pricy) doll house kit.  It was so exciting and held such promise as project for me to create a … Continue reading

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Inspired: Time to Write Again

Time has been flying by.  I have been spending wonderful time with my grandchildren, my children and especially some quality, romantic and heartfelt time with my husband. Recently, I have been writing at home.  Trying my hand at a novel, … Continue reading

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Pushing Through Survivor’s Guilt

I will never forget that afternoon, standing with my cousins in the church parking lot.  Dressed in our funeral best, we had just said a sad farewell to our cousin, Jeanne, only 49 years old, mother of two.  She had fought … Continue reading

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Loneliness in Surviving

As another dooming imaging day approaches and my 50th birthday sneaks closer, I have been reflecting on a very personal decision I need to make regarding my treatment.  I have a wonderful support group, including my husband and fellow survivors, … Continue reading

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Hushing the Inner Critic

It was a group project with my dad, my husband and me.  A wooden sign for the local VFW Easter Egg Hunt, and it was my role to paint the sign and complete the lettering. When I finally put the … Continue reading

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Create A New Restore Point (for your soul)

I was determined to bring my old laptop back to life.  There was really nothing wrong with it, at least in my mind.   After all, I am closing in on 50, and wouldn’t want anyone to think I can’t … Continue reading

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When Contagious Is A Good Thing

As I waited at the left turn light this morning on my way to work, I leisurely watched the traffic around me. It was a very windy morning, causing more motion around me than the normal routine of the Tuesday … Continue reading

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Sleeping With My Door Unlocked

My Mom visited me last night in my dream. She was dressed in a beautiful white, pleated dress, which was incredibly soft when I hugged her.  She appeared younger than when she passed two years ago.  She seemed happy and … Continue reading

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Today Is A Good Day

70 degrees and the sun is shining throughout this February weekend in Illinois!! Some might call that a miracle! Well, it certainly is a gift.  Discussing this amazing winter weather treat with others has been interesting.  Rather than just enjoying the awe, … Continue reading

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