Well, it’s been a year…

It was October 7. A text came through early in the morning from a dear friend that read: “One year ago today. I have it in my prayer journal - you told me, thyroid cancer.”  A whole year. I’m glad I didn’t miss it because I love remembering days on the calendar. Like the birthdays... Continue Reading →

Goldfish crackers are for Sundays…

"Mom, can I eat these?!" He asked, his hand still inside the cupboard grasping a bag of goldfish crackers.  "No way man, those are for Sunday." I said, shaking my head. In our experience, goldfish crackers have been a snack staple in Sunday school classrooms since the dawn of time.  But, remember when life came... Continue Reading →

When the wait is finally over.

I had a whole body scan done after my radioactive iodine treatment. That's standard procedure. They were supposed to call me within 3-5 business days with the results.  It was either going to be, 'The future is bright, we think the disease is gone,' OR, 'Unfortunately it’s spread... stay tuned for further instructions.' Firstly, Amazon... Continue Reading →

An Unfamiliar Christmas

"We have a surgery date for you... December 17th." She said over the phone. "Oh great!" I answered, followed by, "Oh wow, that's so close to Christmas..."  "Is that a problem?" She responded.  "No. Just an observation." I replied. And just like that, this Christmas took an unfamiliar dramatic twist.  I'm betting it's safe to... Continue Reading →

In Sickness AND in Health

I dug our wedding vows out of a dusty file folder today. It’s funny the memories that can come flooding back just looking at old 'paperwork.' I remembered how our pen had run out of ink in the middle of signing our registry, and how we just 'fake signed' instead. It made me laugh again... Continue Reading →

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