Down To The Bones: Survival When a Child Is Diagnosed with Cancer

My calendar has become my Bible this past month. In it, written mostly in pencil, are days filled with doctor appointments, meetings with specialists, and surgeries. If they were for me, I would gladly bear it. But they’re not. They’re all for my son. At 22, he'd just graduated from college and, with his hard-earned diploma in hand, was ready to launch his dreams. The dreaded "C" word -- it strikes fear into our hearts, but its clutches are even more icy and cold when they are about your child. ...more
Beautiful...thank you so much for sharing your heart. I related to a lot of it, even though my ... more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@mdjborden Thank you for reading and for your sweet comment!   xoxo. tahnie http://ahappygirl.com more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@MsPoet You are so sweet! Thank you for reading!!!   xoxo. tahnie http://ahappygirl.com more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@Jessica Dimas Thank you for your kind words Jessica! Thank you for taking the time to read...it ... more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@Lisa Sadikman You are so welcome! Thank YOU for reading!   xoxo. tahnie http://ahappygirl.com more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@JanetRaderVisualArt  @MegClarkHPD It really is hard sometimes to read all the negative posts ... more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@TrishSammerJohnston Thank you so much for reading! You too!    xoxo. tahnie http://ahappygirl.com more

On Grief: First You Have to Pick the Lemons, Then You Have to Cut an Onion

After my son died twenty-three years ago, I spent a great deal of time talking to people, listening to them, and reading their stories, all in the hopes of finding the inspiration to heal. I heard platitudes that abound in all areas of everyday life: “Time heals all wounds.” “You’re young; you can have more children.” “When God closes one door, he opens another.” “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” During different types of loss, I’ve heard other hackneyed phrases like, “It happened for a reason,” and “Maybe you’re better off this way.” ...more
This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for writing it. I lost my only sibling 7 years ... more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@Burquebyrd ahhh...Amen! Thank you so much for your sweet words and for taking the time to read. ... more

Don't Waste Your Motherhood

I view motherhood as a privilege. It is such a sacred place and journey to me. I respect it with the weight of the fact I'm technically, medically speaking not even supposed to be living and breathing right now, let alone been given the immense gift of motherhood. I know motherhood means a thousand different things to a few different people, and I freaking love that. I love that we can all feed off of each other's ideas and encourage and cheer and uplift and support....more
@DSheka Perkins Thank you so much!   xoxo. tahnie http://ahappygirl.com more