When reality actually becomes real

The Deployment Wall. The reality of him being gone the rest of the year is setting in. Slowly and all at once... I have good days. Days where I don't cry or get angry. Days where everything runs smoothly in the world of Sarah and Madi. Coffee gets made. Lunches are ready. We wake up … Continue reading When reality actually becomes real

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” – Abraham Lincoln

Thursday evening, after work, Madi and I were heading to the dollar tree. No special reason... really only because the chocolate store we like to sometimes frequent, Macri's Chocolate, was already closed for the night. So we had to do something... why not venture down the Plaza. I parked. I saw this beautiful young woman … Continue reading “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” – Abraham Lincoln

“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful” -Sophia Loren

The days will come when you just need to let the makeup run down your face, or let that song hit your heart like a lightning bolt. Some days you will be so productive! And then you'll have days you call yourself lazy... I called myself lazy Thursday night. Right in front of this incredible … Continue reading “If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful” -Sophia Loren

Until we meet again, my love

Six years ago, we decided 'hey, let's do life together.' We went through more than most and not nearly as much as others. We are that in-between, damn we really did make it through, kind of couple. Our story so far is pretty complex but still sweetly simple. An [unplanned] Earth Angel was born, cancer … Continue reading Until we meet again, my love

My Confessions {Day 2}

Day 2. #fuckcancer #myconfessions Let me introduce you to Choriocarcinoma. She's a rare cancer that was actually caused by my daughter Madi's pregnancy. Here's the fun twist... it showed up TWO YEARS AFTER she was born (makes it even rarer... that's a word, right?) I stumped a lot of people. I almost feel a sense … Continue reading My Confessions {Day 2}

My Confessions {Day 1}

Day 1. #fuckcancer #myconfessions I don't try to hide it, but I do not openly or publicly talk about my struggles AFTER cancer. Well, my sail has adjusted and here I am, for all the World to see... I still struggle with memory issues (chemo brain). Every day. All day. It is very random and … Continue reading My Confessions {Day 1}