“You are glowing.” “It’s so good to see that smile again.” “You just seem like a weight has been lifted off of you.” “I feel like I haven’t seen ‘Nora’ in three years.” “I feel like I got my wife back.” The last two weeks, these are just some of the phrases those closest to… Continue reading Changes
My posts have been less and less frequent on here over the past year. I've been through a lot. Not making excuses, just an explanation. When I write for this blog, I like to see myself as a tour guide... and maybe sometimes a life guard. I just want to help people. But you can't… Continue reading Rhythms
Today would have been my dad’s 80th birthday. But he died in 2012, estranged from most of his family. One thing I’ve tried to do in recent years is to try to focus on what he did right, instead of all the hurt he caused. For my healing and for my sanity. It’s not about… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Dad.
My sister, Randi, is five years older than me. We fought harder than any two sisters and we loved harder than any two sisters. We have been each other's champions and loved to annoy each other. We laughed and put on shows in our living rooms and made some epic Barbie movies together. It may… Continue reading My Sister
You move away tomorrow. Not to go away to college or to go away for church camp, but to start your career and your adult life. LORD willing, this time next year you will be through the Police Academy and starting as a Rookie Police Officer. Other than (hopefully) the occasional overnight stay for holidays,… Continue reading Dear Daniel,
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***DISCLAIMER*** I do not have a medical degree (shocker), so I cannot give you sound medical advice. I can only share my experience and encourage you to talk to your doctors if you have concerns. There is no substitute for amazing doctors. Also, TMI warning. I will be talking a lot about breasts. On Friday,… Continue reading Breast Surgery
As I've gotten older, one thing I've learned is to lean into people I trust to tell me what I need to hear, whether I like it or not. Don't misunderstand, there will always be people who want to tell you what to do and they won't always be people you trust... Make sure you… Continue reading Control Freak
On today's episode we talk about what we have been doing to choose joy in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. We also talk about an exciting event we have coming in September. Check out the Not Today, MS Podcast to hear today's episode and please visit the Run a Myelin My Shoes website for… Continue reading Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!
You're special. The ER doctor was doing her job. She was reminding me that I needed to do a better job of taking care of myself. She wasn't trying to make me feel bad, but her words... ugh, they stung anyway. I had the most wonderful vacation in early June. It had been five years… Continue reading “You’re special.” *My Salmonella Story.