Cancer – What’s in a Word?
My girl gets bumps all over the left side of her face. It’s one of the most obvious aspects of her physical condition. They come and go, ebb and flow with less regularity than the tide or…
Your life is Your Feedback
I’ve often wondered whether the words said and countless actions I have taken have really landed with my girl. Did she hear me? Did she understand? With a special child, young woman really, there’s an
Kindness. It’s my word for the day. Not just toward everyone else, but toward me, myself and I. It has been especially glorious in our lovely beachside town this week, and I chose to pull off the road
The Door of Possibility
A few weeks back, I noticed my girl was trending in a direction we had travelled many times before. Trending toward quiet, trending toward stillness, trending toward apathy…this trend was pain.
Filling My Tank
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m pooped. The holidays have just started and already I am overwhelmed by the to do list and tired from the expectations of what our culture has created as the norm.
Good morning! And yes it is a good morning! The sun is shining on a brand new day here, made more special by being healthy. We’ve been traveling coast to coast and in the process,
The Long Road
Tonight I write with sadness. I am feeling constrained, tied down by the life of my girl. For it’s long after the diagnosis, the therapy regimens and surgeries, the doctors appointments and
Don’t tie your string to anyone else’s balloon
"Don't tie your string to anyone else's balloon." I heard this loud and clear as I struggled with a mishmash of feelings Monday morning. I was rested, yes, but I was definitely not refreshed. My weekend was spent focused on supporting a girl in pain who was searching...
Pawsitive Possibilities Places Service Dogs with Loving Partners
Today we are saying thanks to some amazing students and standing in awe of the generous spirit of these powerful young women. They are creating dreams come true by raising money to place service dogs with loving partners. At 14 and 15 years old, Tabitha and Morgan...
Trust the Process
"Mom, can we both take a deep breath?" Years and years of teaching my girl about self soothing and her ability to change everything in the moment, in a brand new breath, just came to fruition. Years and years of being met with vehement resistance, of her insistence...