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Bull’s Eye!

Oh, ye who wields my soul Sharp tongue that bites and stings – And leaves a cut that draws life blood With your poignant edge you sing Slice through the air, slice through the wood …to fall upon the floor … Continue reading

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The Firewall

This summer, cancer walked behind me.  Today – it walks beside me.  I don’t want it to walk in front of me ever again.  And so – I put up a firewall between cancer and I.  That way, I can … Continue reading

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It was time to step it up!

Tuesday Fitness with Vandie First walk with Kevin Then “face” the step class Would I be okay – sore arm, sore tendons, no sleep last night… Maybe I shouldn’t go. After all, it’s only been five weeks since chemo and … Continue reading

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Shuffle along!

Oh, what good things a good night’s sleep can do! Last night – I put my mother’s heating pad around my aching legs.  Truthfully, I’m not sure if it was the heating pad or my mother’s healing hand that helped, … Continue reading

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Turns out

I am struggling to find a balance that will afford me good health – or at least the best health I can have.  There is no doubt in my mind that chemo-therapy was worth every penny of pain it produced … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back

It was there in her vision, yet so far still in the distance.  How many steps would it take to get there?  How much power for each stride? She needed to pace herself.  This she knew.  Yet, what pace? There … Continue reading

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I will always be with you, Stacey

Where does courage come from? I am not sure it was ever something I learned as a sit-down lesson.  Of course, the best lessons are never those learned while sitting.  (Ask any of my students!)  The best lessons are those … Continue reading

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I too, have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening BY ROBERT FROST “Whose woods these are I think I know.   His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here TO watch his woods fill up with … Continue reading

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La-la-how the life goes on…. as usual.

David is off for school in the morning.  His lunch is packed, his books are readied.  His bus arrives and he is off to get his education…. as usual. Kevin is off to work in the morning.  He and I … Continue reading

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What would Dad say?

What would Dad say to me about this cancer, if he were still alive?  I wonder how he would have reacted to the news about my health?  He would have been worried – this I know for sure.  In his … Continue reading

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