The Bucket List

Our mortality has a way of slapping us in the face sometimes. Cancer will do that to people. It causes people to realize they have a lot left to do ....more

In Memory of Sandy Hook

Today our nation's heart is heavy as we remember this day, December 14, 2012 at 9:35 a.m. when we cried out first in disbelief, then anguish as the faces of 20 darling children and the 6 adults who tried to protect them appeared on our TV screens. Twenty six lives lost in a matter of a few seconds.Today my heart aches with the family of my high school classmate, ...more

Never say Never

In April 2010 I met a tiny little boy in Serbia. His name was Sasha and he was just a toddler, not yet two years old. ...more

A Little About Us

This is a repost from 2011, with some updates in italics. This is for all of those who are new here, who haven't read all the way back to 2005 when I started this blog. LOL Seriously, I have been blogging since 2005 ....more

Asher update: 3 years home

There was a disclaimer posted on the original blog post which you can find here. Three years ago today Asher arrived home. I can't believe three years has passed so quickly, or how much this child has changed in just 36 months.When Asher first came home he was 7 years old but stuck at a 6-12 month level ....more

She's leaving!

We have to watch Audrey really close. A couple times per day she decides she's leaving. Don't worry ....more

Four Years Ago

Four years ago I was on the other side of the world, in the city of Kragujevac, Serbia....more

26 Years

On this night 26 years ago my then-husband, K. and I walked around the Christmas Tree lot, my ginormous pregnant belly leading the way as I balanced 15 month old Noah on my hip. December 2nd was my due date, and I knew if we didn't get the tree up that night it might not happen at all.It was 1988 and I was 21 years old ....more

4 months PFC

PFC = Post Final ChemoMy hair is the strangest color! It is really salt and pepper, but the color changes depending upon the lighting. If I'm in the shadows it is black ....more

His name is Asher: 3 years home

With the first step through the doors the familiar smell of the institution assaults my nose, the heavy odor of cooking smells overwhelming me. Five of us squeeze into the tiny elevator as I try to suppress the urge to point out it was only built for two, maybe three people. ...more