It’s hard to look back on times of pain from the past. Looking back means seeing times when I was hurt by others. Sometimes I still hold some of the pain and confusion along with the questions of why I wasn’t enough. What can be harder still is remembering the pain that I caused others. Here is one of those stories. Continue reading “Discarded”

A Bottle to Myself

There are firsts. There are lasts. There are “maybe” lasts.

I dyed my hair a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been doing so for many years, but this was a new milestone. I had the bottle all to myself.

Three years ago, my youngest child, Conner, asked to dye his hair red, to match mine. Continue reading “A Bottle to Myself”

When Your Loved One Suffers from Cancer or Chronic Illness

Someone you love has cancer or another chronic illness. Navigating how to interact with your friend can be tricky. If you’re like me, you may have already said or done something that wasn’t the best choice. Like me, you are probably still appreciated by your friend because of your heart for him/her. Here are some things that I’ve learned along the way, to help my interactions with others. Continue reading “When Your Loved One Suffers from Cancer or Chronic Illness”