children · Friends · grief · LGBT · loss · Love · Shootings · The Pulse · Uncategorized

My daughter cried today.

My daughter cried today.  So hard I almost couldn’t understand what she was saying when I asked her to talk about it.  But I had to restart my own sentence because my own voice croaked.  I was crying too.  See, I listen to NPR on the way home with Sophie so that we can talk… Continue reading My daughter cried today.

Faith · Family · Friends · grief · LGBT · Love · prejudice · Shootings · The Pulse · Uncategorized

A Few Points about The Pulse Shooting

Sorry…  I started this as a FB post, but I am wordy… I have a few points to make about this shooting that have just been bouncing around in my skull for the last 24 hours.  They are not all related.  And no, not one point takes precedence over the others.  The fact that it’s… Continue reading A Few Points about The Pulse Shooting

Cancer · Chemo Dad · Chemo mom · Childhood Cancer · children · Family · Histiocytosis · Husband · liver disease · Love · marriage · Motherhood · Parenting · pediatric cancer · Uncategorized

Homage to Chemo Dads

My husband is a man of many colors, a renaissance man with many cloaks and many talents.  He is humble and kind and doesn’t think much of himself, which is ridiculous, but I can hardly change him or how he sees himself after 14 years.  Much like myself, his soul was marred by our daughter’s… Continue reading Homage to Chemo Dads

children · Family · Grandparents · Husband · Love · marriage · Parenting · Uncategorized

Dear Grandma

My grandmother died somewhere around 14 years ago.  I realized that this evening while I was reading something regarding the Lilo and Stitch movie.  Why do these two things connect for me?  When I was 8, I think, my grandparents moved to Honolulu.  And I was blessed with being able to visit them a number… Continue reading Dear Grandma

Comedy · Love · Motherhood

Monday Tradition VERY Late… cause apparently I suck.

I’m gonna go ahead and copyright some of this stuff… some of it’s going in the book. Yeah… Monday came and went with a spectacular whooshing sound, and no fun filled Sophie-isms were supplied.  I am a negligent and bad blogger.  Don’t pout.  There are worse things.  Like dried up dry-erase markers.  That is worse. … Continue reading Monday Tradition VERY Late… cause apparently I suck.

Chemomom · Childhood Cancer · grief · liver disease · loss · pediatric cancer · support groups

Childhood Cancer/Pediatric Liver Disease Grief

Last day of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I find myself approaching a subject that I don’t really know how to articulate.  I want to make clear, that I haven’t experienced the loss of a child, and I will never be able to articulate that kind of pain (I hope, God, I hope), and… Continue reading Childhood Cancer/Pediatric Liver Disease Grief