Moving Forward with Hope

Two weeks ago we passed the two month mark since Eli's passing. It feels like yesterday and forever ago all at once. These torches are solar powered and flicker in the dark. Christmas Christmas was magical. Thanks to very generous organizations and anonymous elves, we were able to customize their gifts to build their talents …

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First things first, to the death. No. To the pain.

This quote has been running through my mind since Eli had a bad pain episode a week ago starting about 3 am. He had texted me asking for water for his 3 am meds. I had been woken up by our 4 year old climbing into bed with Adam and me about 2:30 am, so …

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Raindrops and Rainbows

View as we drove away from radiation treatment As Eli and I were driving home from the couple of appointments he had today, we were greeted by pouring rain, pounding hail, thundering lightning, glowing sunshine, and a stunning rainbow. As I pondered the visits with doctors and staff, I realized the weather was a perfect …

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What does it mean to be strong?

I have thought about this question off and on for a long time. There are a couple definitions I found that apply here: 1. the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure 2. the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with situations or events that are distressing or difficult …

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