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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.

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

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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.

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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