Forgiveness Does Not Absolve the Other Person

All religions teach forgiveness. My family had its share of anger, resentment, and violence. It was hard for me to understand why God wanted me to worry about my faults when I had deep trauma inside due to the actions of another. I did not understand what God wanted. I thought I was required toContinue reading “Forgiveness Does Not Absolve the Other Person”

Cancer: Battle With Lymphoma

The aging man lay next to the mature woman, his leg wrapped around hers, his arm lying over the top of her body with his fingers gently touching her thigh.  She felt all the emotion of his thoughts as he breathed in and out.  She was transported to a place she never known with another. Continue reading “Cancer: Battle With Lymphoma”

Finding Me-gitimacy: Episode 2

It IS my dream. MY dream. epiphany – a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. © 2016 Dictionary.com, LLC. A few months ago, in my broken state of being, I had succumbed to staying at home andContinue reading “Finding Me-gitimacy: Episode 2”

Finding Me-gitimacy: Episode 3

Me-gitimacy pronunciation & definition: [mee-jit-uh-muh-see] – noun the state or quality of me deriving by reasoning, or concluding based on evidence that I am of genuine or authentic character. Back at the Beginning From the time each of us was born, we were taught by those around us.  First our parents and siblings, next friends outside theContinue reading “Finding Me-gitimacy: Episode 3”

A Snow Day with Peanut

Snow Day! Most kids love to play in the first good snow, but with temperatures below 10 degrees, this Grammy said, “Nooooooooooooo!” Peanut got here about 8:00 a.m.  We started with a breakfast of sausage and scrambled eggs with orange juice.  Yum!  Of course, this Grammy just ate a boiled egg with coffee. We decided toContinue reading “A Snow Day with Peanut”

Alonely

Most of her waking existence, the word “alonely” has been her reality.  Yes you read that correctly, it’s not a typo.  A-L-O-N-E-L-Y.  It is a state of being she has inadvertently chosen, yet not completely felt comfortable wearing. Often encircled by wonderful friends, yet she is somehow absolutely by her…SELF. Alonely sings to her in throughout sleep and wakefulness.  It hums the monotone song that she is missing something.  StrangeContinue reading “Alonely”

Hope: Feel Normal Again

  A Chapter from my life that explains my attitude toward my cancer.  For me, life changing events are part of living and to successfully navigate our existence, I must always find the glass half full.  I have always searched for normalcy, and I have finally discovered the path to joy.  Love yourself and others.  Notice the beautifulContinue reading “Hope: Feel Normal Again”