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Change

My father used to say, “the only thing you can count on to not change is change itself”. Of course I had no idea, as a young person, what that meant.  Youth is full of change.  Of course things change. … Continue reading

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It is time

The crisp air hangs just outside my front door.  At times, a sample seeps under the skirt to remind me that today… it is cold out there.  It is not time to venture out with the dog.  Not yet.  But … Continue reading

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There, but for the grace of God, go I

There is a downpour of rain.  I stay inside. The wind howls through the trees.  I close my window. I am hungry.  I go to the fridge to decide what I want to eat. I am tired.  I go back … Continue reading

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Colour my World

Colour my world with deep pinks in the morning Shades that subdue what may be a snow warning Through rose-coloured glasses though which do I see November’s first snow-fall on the branches of each tree Colour my world with clouds … Continue reading

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There will never be another good-bye

It was five years ago today;  I walked alone to the entrance of Royal Victoria Hospital – on the sidewalk leading to you.  But you were not there… you were already walking beside me;  You were already holding my hand. … Continue reading

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My Debt

I have borrowed a lot in my life and I am in a great deal of debt. My husband was vigilant throughout the time I was receiving chemo-therapy.  There was never a time when he was too busy to attend … Continue reading

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A Snoopy Kind of Day

“Stacey, looking at your paper-work and all you and your family have been through this past year – go for it!  Do things while you are healthy and can enjoy life.” At first, I was very happy to hear these … Continue reading

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A Normal Day

This morning, I forgot to thank You for this day I got up, got my family off to work and school and then proceeded to walk the dog.  It was a glorious morning.  It was crisp, a little windy, and … Continue reading

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10 000 Steps

One step, two steps, three steps or more I’ve made it out of bed and to the bathroom door – Counting now to twenty and up to thirty-eight Waking up to walk this ‘morn and hoping I won’t be late … Continue reading

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One year today

It was one year ago – today (figuratively speaking) when my world was turned upside down.  I remember the blood rushing from my head, the feeling of nausea, and words spinning so frantically that nothing was audible.  Well, almost nothing. … Continue reading

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