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 →

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 →

The most important thing…

I teach them so many things... like not to drink expired milk, and how to safely cross an intersection. How not to shoot their brothers in the eyeball with a Nerf dart, and how to put the toilet seat down... even though it still seems super optional 85% of the time. How to apologize, clean... Continue Reading →

Our Christmas Miracle

"Thank you God for our food, for my family, and for our new house. Amen." A little boy said with his head bent over his cereal bowl, and a spoon in hand. That's been a regular prayer at our house for a long time. We had been so used to praying it, so used to... Continue Reading →

But always try to be kind…

"He did what now?" "You need to say sorry to him! Go on, give him a hug!" "We don't hurt our brothers." These phrases are said a lot in our home right now... I have four boys, four growing boys, who seem to get a surge of testosterone with every growth spurt they encounter. The... Continue Reading →

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