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Walking with Friends Through Cancer

It’s my friend’s birthday today and I just keep thinking about her and all she did for me 8 years ago as I walked through scary times with a cancer diagnosis. This is one story that made me smile in the middle of facing my biggest fear. (summer 2009) My friend had her blinker on,Continue Reading “Walking with Friends Through Cancer”

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Volleyball, Mudslides and Cancer

I KNOW you’re on the edge of your seats, waiting for updates about my life… or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Well, I’ve got some! Let’s start with the basics and see how this unfolds. Volleyball. What can I say? Apparently, I am a HUGE fan. I had no idea IContinue Reading “Volleyball, Mudslides and Cancer”

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Life Updates and Other News

“Okay kids. Don’t buckle up. If the road drops out from under us we want to be able to get out of the car as quickly as possible.” Yes. I actually said that— many times this past week. Ed has repositioned the orange cones and I’m again coming over the knoll looking for them inContinue Reading “Life Updates and Other News”

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A Different Type of Valentine Post

So… I told myself I was not going to write too much about Eddie in my next few posts because the first thing he said after I read the last one to him was, “You didn’t mention me as much as you usually do.” Are you kidding me? He had a whole paragraph dedicated toContinue Reading “A Different Type of Valentine Post”

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The Keys to a Happy Family…Literally

I could not silence the incessant beeping coming from my minivan.  One of the electric doors would not slide into place and the noise was escalating the whole drama of me, already running a few minutes late. It was EARLY Sunday morning and I was scheduled to play keys on the worship team at church. Continue Reading “The Keys to a Happy Family…Literally”

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So Much Waiting

“Not one person has liked or commented on my Facebook post today,” I lamented to Eddie as we wound our way over the mountain freeway to Stanford. I had linked to my latest blog post Friday the 13th asking for prayer for my upcoming procedure and out-of-whack emotions.  Having no-one respond was clearly not encouraging, andContinue Reading “So Much Waiting”

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Broken and in Need of Repair

My Bible was open to Psalm 139 on the kitchen table.  My good friend, Kelly, and I had decided to have our homeschool class memorize it for this month’s memory work.  Just before I stepped away, verse 1 caught my attention: “Oh Lord, you have searched me and you KNOW me.” I have read thisContinue Reading “Broken and in Need of Repair”

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The Unexpected

Expectations. That’s what it boiled down to for me. It wasn’t what I expected. My doctor had set up a schedule of doing some type of follow-up every 3 months and this was the kick-off appointment. In my mind this was an easy, quick “scope thing” to take place in her office. I wasn’t worried aboutContinue Reading “The Unexpected”