Always Preparing for Winter

As parents our life ebbs and flows as our children grow. Our life is definitely in transition. Instead of fighting it, Phil and I are going with the flow. In fact, we have stopped fighting the changes because there have been so many and take each day as it comes. Our...

Field of Dreams

I still have not taken Lolo’s first day of school picture. I am starting to wonder what happens to my well-thought out plans each day. I really think it might happen tomorrow. I want her to be in the right frame of mind. Seriously. I have been trying to make our...

A Year From Chemo

This week was Lauren’s oncology appointment with Dr. Coulter. It was her “one year from last chemo” appointment. It was strange, I actually slept through the night before the appointment. Usually, I toss and turn and feel sick to my stomach the whole week prior. Her...

Impact

Yesterday was a typical summer day for a normal family. The last month was a whirlwind of activity. So, having a normal day working in the yard with Phil and enjoying a family dinner on the back patio was pretty spectacular. I went to bed last night and thought how...

A Year Ago This Week

A Year Ago This Week A year ago this week was the last day of Lauren’s 8th grade year. It was such a hard day; I guess that is an under statement. She was getting ready to go back into the hospital to start treatment again for relapsed AML. We knew it was going...