Category Archives: Acceptance

What Are You Thankful For This Holiday Season?


This marks the sixth year without my brother around for Thanksgiving.  Six years ago, on Thanksgiving, he was in a hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.  Less than a month later, we lost him.  I obviously don’t want you to start out … Continue reading

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That was 21 years ago, and 2 husbands ago…


As I sit here on this rainy, cold, fall Saturday morning, I am thinking about where my life is now. And I realize something very important.  I am not the scared girl I was 21 years ago. I always had … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Life in general, Motherhood, Tough Choices

Stop Being Selfless and Self-Sacrificing


Months ago, I was told I needed to be selfish and less selfless and self-sacrificing.  I took that advice to heart (although I was criticized by the same person for finally taking that perspective).  It took me a while but … Continue reading

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What I Really Mean to Say


Living with chronic illness and pain is something that isn’t easily understood by people who are not going through the same thing. Moreover, the effects of illness are an emotional and personal daily battle. Most people have this notion that … Continue reading

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Looking Forward into 2014


Not long ago, my thoughts and my emotions revolved around everything but being sick.  But in 2008, I went from being healthy and active to being miserable overnight.  Everything that I ever had control of changed. Being sick, I realized … Continue reading

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Acceptance in Progress


Acceptance is one of the hardest things that we have to deal with at least one point in our lives.  Since the beginning of this year, I have had to embrace a new normal.  It has been a difficult undertaking … Continue reading

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