Are you a good friend? Have you ever thought about that question before now? I really failed at being a friend this month, and it got me thinking. I bet I've failed at being a friend more than I've succeeded. Some people are naturally good friends, and some folks really have to work at it. … Continue reading Challenge


Six Months

Six months ago, I received the most devastating news of my life. "Your pathology report came back, and it shows T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma" (Later changed to Leukemia.) It's hard to believe we've been fighting this battle for six months. Some days it feels like I just received that phone call, and other days it feels … Continue reading Six Months


We received approval last month for a long weekend getaway. I didn't say anything because, as we all know, nothing is definite when you're getting Chemo. We had a wonderful time making memories and watching all of our kids play. Days 1 and 2 were awesome and I had no complaints. Day 3 I woke … Continue reading Getaway


My phone buzzed with the all too familiar CCHMC number. As you know, I’ve been waiting for the results from my Bone Marrow Biopsy. You are never truly prepared for the results calls. Never. But, I answered and mustered every ounce of courage I could find. Dr. Bartlett was on the line, and she was … Continue reading ZERO

Golden Rays

I’m not certain how I managed to go an entire month without providing an update, but here we are. Before having Ryan, people would say things about how fast the year had gone. I would agree, but never really “got it.” I’ve heard “the days are long, but the years are short” more times than … Continue reading Golden Rays