Author Archives: inmycorner

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.

The Morning After

It dawns with such hope and breathes life back into me. I wait in anticipation of what noises I will hear, what smells I will smell, and what awaits me. I feel compelled to review the dream from which I … Continue reading

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The Person You’ve Become…

Dedicated to David, on the occasion of his 18th birthday! I knew where you went and I knew who you wereI knew how you felt – before you grew bigger. My baby, my boy, my sweet bundle of joy – … Continue reading

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Walking in Her Shadow

There are days I feel I am a shadow of my former self. What I used to do and what I used to be have been slowly shedding away. I don’t know when it started. I don’t think I knew … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

May your love grow strong as the mighty oak – It roots run deep and firm into the ground upon which it stands.Its trunk supports the challenges the changing seasons and weather may present.Its branches, though solid, bend so they … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Henny

(This poem is dedicated to Jan) May your grief be more like the snow that falls at night – When the wind is calm and the candle light is bright. May the weight of your tears not pull at your … Continue reading

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To My Daughter

I’ve been absent because I’ve been present I’ve been busy to help you be calm. I’ve been doing so that you are ready Ready to move your life on… I’ve been absent because I’ve been present And helping you plan … Continue reading

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The Dark Night

The night came riding in.  It was stealth.  I knew it would arrive again as it had in the past.  I expected it.  I waited for it.  I held my breath for it. And then, one night, there it was. … Continue reading

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My Fifth Fall

It was an absolutely spectacular morning when Jazz, our golden retriever, and I left for our walk.  Of course, it was difficult to know what to wear after listening to the weather forecast;  Would it rain, snow, or would the … Continue reading

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The Grace of Another Year

I once believed I had no time I was busy every day The kids, the job, the house, my dog Life got in the way From early morn to late at night I worked, I worked, I worked No time … Continue reading

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Teal Magnolias

I know the undeniable strength of community.  I know it in terms of what it takes to be a successful teacher, student, cancer patient; It takes the courage of others when my own courage falters. When I can,  I offer … Continue reading

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