I knew from the very first moment that I met Penny, that she was going to become a life-long friend of mine. She was eccentric, boisterous, and genuine. She was a breast cancer survivor. She laughed easily, hugged tightly, and wore the brightest shade of coral-colored lipstick that left stains on the rim of every glass she ever drank from and every cheek she ever kissed....more
This scenario happens to me at least four times a week: I am going about my day, usually in a good mood, and then I drive by the cemetery and my world comes crashing down around me. I obviously know where the cemetery is, but I always forget to avoid it. It comes seemingly out of nowhere....more
I look for signs from my dad every day, and I pray for him to tell me that he is watching over me every night. While it may be farfetched, I need to know that he is out there somewhere and not simply gone forever....more
This post has taken me a while to finish and here’s why; I have several friends who have lost children to cancer in the last month. One child was the same age as my youngest and that friend and I have been pregnant together for all our kids. That one hit home, still makes it hard to breathe and I wake up every day praying for her and her sweet family. I know Christ is with that family, offering them comfort, His Holy Spirit and lots of extra love during this trying time....more
So I wasn't very successful with last week's Monday List. So I'm trying again.This is a confessional list of 10 things that most people don't know about me (a.k.a over-sharing.) You're dying to know more, right? Well here are some juicy facts for you to feast on, my friends! No but really....more
Is it really so wrong for someone to choose not to live a life that is extended through prescribed medications? I have asked myself this question many, many times, and I always come back to the same conclusion: I refuse to live my life taking prescription drugs, no matter what the cost. It is my life, after all!...more
In the early hours of Sunday, October 28th, Savita Halappanavar died a death that was, most likely, totally preventable. She died because the hospital where she was a patient denied her a lifesaving procedure, one that she requested, a procedure that she would have likely been granted nearly anywhere else in the western world.
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