Posts

Why I’m Not Asking “Why?!”

It’s been exactly four weeks since we found out dad was sick. Since then I’ve been through the ups and downs of seeing him go through an intense surgery and recover. To complicate my emotions, all of his treatment has occurred in the exact same place where Keith underwent surgery and diagnosis almost exactly 5…

Continue Reading

5 Years Ago (a story of cancer, remission, and learning to trust)

5 years ago on July 25th, 2007 Keith and I sat like two old people on Ender’s Island in Mystic and those infamous words came out of his mouth: So, are we getting married, or what?! I said yes and we both hobbled back to the car (I was awaiting surgery on my left ankle,…

Continue Reading

Finding Inner Strength and Staying Strong

Photo credit: Kay Gaensler via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-SA At about 10am this morning, it was drizzling rain in that cozy, sleepy sort of way. I was stretched out on one couch, exhausted from another McBaby growth spurt, and my dad was stretched out on the other couch. Life has been exhausting lately. Dad’s…

Continue Reading

I’m a Fallen Heroine

I always thought of myself as a strong person – someone who could handle anything without crumbling. When I read Patsy Clairmont’s quote this morning I had to laugh at how much life has changed. I realized how tart I become when inconvenienced. It doesn’t take much of a breeze to topple me. I want…

Continue Reading

I Let Anger Hold Me Captive

I haven’t given an anxiety or Zoloft update recently. I’m back on Zoloft and so thankful because I was really struggling to manage the emotions of pregnancy and changing lifestyles (leaving my job, becoming a mom, etc). Now that I’m back on Zoloft, life has gotten bumpy again; news has started to spread that my…

Continue Reading

Choosing Joy

Joy has been on my mind a lot lately. Those of you who know Keith and I personally know that we haven’t had the easiest go of it. Med school, residency, cancer, grad school, moving across country, ER visits, losing a home, losing a car, more sickness, etc. There always seems to be another challenge…

Continue Reading