Tag Archives: comfort

Into the night

It was dark this morning.  The kind of dark that wraps itself around you enough that you don’t want to get out of bed because you think it must still be midnight.  The kind of dark that whispers “stay in … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, cancer, exercise, journal, life, nature, peace, ponds | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Wait to wake

Everything is still.  Everything is calm.  Everything is quiet.  The world waits to wake up. I’m tired.  But, that’s okay.  Today – I can rest. Even the birds are quiet.  The clouds have blanketed the sun from birds’ views and … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, diary, inspire, journal, life, nature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

He held up a mirror on remission

I practically skipped into the doctor’s office yesterday.  Why wouldn’t I?  I felt great, I was getting help with my paper-work, and I am within spitting distance of my last chemo. Cindy, Dr. Kolesky’s administrative assistant, greeted me with a … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, diary, Grief, non-fiction, personal journal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

How are you feeling?

Do you want the truth or do you want what I think you want to hear? Do you have time for the answer? Do you want to feel like you have helped me or that you care? I want you … Continue reading

Posted in advice, cancer, diary, inspiration, non-fiction, personal journal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Quilts, mittens, and tapenade

I drew open the curtains this morning to see a slight frost had nipped the rooftop.  I breathed it in.  I thanked God for the day. I had no pain. “Good- morning, Stacey.”  greeted Kevin with the coffee he made … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, Cancer Journey, hope, inspiration, non-fiction, personal journal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

My Confession

I have a confession to make.  I snuck the dog, Jazz, into my bedroom this morning so that she and I could be together when I wrote this post.  I don’t know why it was important to have her with … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, inspiration, journal, non-fiction, personal story, therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Narrowing the Distance

Imagine my delight this morning when I saw “this” as my son, Ben’s, new facebook status! It is so comforting to know that my boy – so far away from home – is thought of to such a degree! This … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, in praise, journal, Personal | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Homecoming

I rolled open the sliding glass doors to the Barrie Learning Centre yesterday morning with a racing heart.  I was early – earlier than most of the staff and so the school was quiet.  Sitting at her desk, right behind … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, journal, non-fiction, personal journey, relationships, Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Snow Day!

The snow-blowers are cranked up full throttle in an effort to dig their owners out of the drive-way to create a clear path “out”.  To the parents, today is a nightmare.  To the kids, today is a dream!  Today – … Continue reading

Posted in Memories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Counting my Blessings

Why am I so blessed?  I listen to the news and images of E-bola and ISIS assault me. Simply by birth location I have been granted a life of peace and security. Simply by birth, I have been granted parents … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer Journey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments