Oh hey, diagnosis day.

April 27, 2021. 12 months. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. ago. That many months, days, hours, minutes since life drastically changed. I remember all of the questions, thoughts and concerns that occupied my mind immediately and somehow also simultaneously feeling completely numb. The deep, heavy fear that overtook every ounce of my body. Here’sContinue reading “Oh hey, diagnosis day.”

What do a military veteran, former homeless couple and a cancer patient have in common?

This is a long one. I hope you’ll stick with me. Allow me to set the stage. In fall of 2019 I bought tickets to see an incredible musician, Lauren Daigle, in concert. It was an added bonus that her opener was going to be another of my favorites, JohnnySwim. Concert was set for MarchContinue reading “What do a military veteran, former homeless couple and a cancer patient have in common?”

She was diagnosed on the same day you were…

“There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”  This quote comes from one of my most beloved books, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, and I feel like it perfectly sets theContinue reading “She was diagnosed on the same day you were…”

Patience in the waiting, peace in the decision.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – one of the hardest parts of cancer is the waiting. Keeping your thoughts in a healthy mental space while you sit in the waiting is hard, and attempting to keep emotions in check can be equally as challenging on any given day. Let’s circle backContinue reading “Patience in the waiting, peace in the decision.”