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”

The Rooftop Blanket of Darkness

  Shame This is the first of a series of short stories explaining the difficulty I face in admitting the brokenness with which I was raised. I speak to the shame that has plagued society for generations, that of domestic violence. It is a human condition issue; no one is immune, and I believe eachContinue reading “The Rooftop Blanket of Darkness”

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”

Unspoken I Love You’s

Curled around him with her head on his chest, Feeling a heartbeat;  a rhythmic message Too obvious to utter aloud. Never having felt so peaceful and loved.   His message is crystal clear; yet, inaudible To the untrained ear. But her ears have been battle tested. She hears without question the message.   Laughing together spontaneously, Amazing how easily theyContinue reading “Unspoken I Love You’s”

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”