Cough muscles are a thing

Mar 04

Last Monday was a chemo recovery day, which basically means I spend the whole day in bed. It’s hard to stand, let alone move and function. On those days I execute minimal function to keep myself alive and my people both alive and on schedule. I am so grateful that my only “job” on these days is to rest. It’s also a blessing to my soul that so...

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Context for “Seen and known”

Feb 22

Context for “Seen and known”

Yesterday I wrote the post about our pottery-painting-on-a-school-night and it was a wonderful story to tell that is so authentic to the best version of my mom self, and a testimony to Greta’s greatness. It was a hard won shining moment. A couple of things struck me that I did not point out in the story that would have made for more authentic context…...

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Seen and known

Feb 21

Seen and known

Greta is going through a maturity spurt these days. She is having lots of thoughts and feelings and she is generally quick to share them even if she doesn’t have the right right words. Yesterday afternoon I got very woozy right when she came in off the bus, so I had to take a nap. (A disappointing moment for both of us.) I set her up with an art project, a...

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Surpassing the goal

Jan 30

Surpassing the goal

Thank you for all the support for our family’s oncology cookie donation and Girl Scout cookie sales.  Greta’s goal got blown away, and we are all WOWed by the love.  Thanks so much.  Our delivery and donation will take place at the end of February or sometime in March.  Pray for us as we embark on The Thank You Note Project of 2019.  We’ve got...

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Under pressure

Jan 28

I have always been good  on the fly.  Or at the very least I had this skill well-honed by the time I was in junior high and high school because I did all of my summer reading assignments in between my birthday (August 15) and the first day of school. Productivity increases for me as the deadline approaches. In college, almost all of my papers were written in the...

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