There is nothing like the desperation of a parent trying to help their child. You will go to any lengths to ensure safety, security, and in our case, a cure. Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or better known as DIPG, was the tumor that our Molly was diagnosed with at the age of five. It's literally… Continue reading Fill Her Up
Have you ever met someone who makes your day just feel warmer and brighter the instant you are around them? Often called an Optimist, these folks look on the bright side of life, have a smile on their face, and have a kind word to share, no matter what their own circumstances may be. I… Continue reading Joy Killers
The Sanctity of Surrender
Think of your happiest moment. Are you picturing it in your mind? Perhaps it was the day you got that shiny, red bike you were dreaming about for months. Or maybe it was the day you shared your first kiss with the love of your life. Was it the moment you laid eyes on your… Continue reading The Sanctity of Surrender
In a culture riddled with the indoctrination that you should do what makes you happy, feels good, and brings you satisfaction, it's hard to find the truth of what real joy really is. We spend thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and tons of energy on finding the secret to happiness. A few years ago… Continue reading Joy
There's no hiding the exhaustion of Motherhood. The lack of sleep and constant feeding of a newborn is only the tip of the iceberg. As they grow, you realize they continue to need food and sleep, but then they require other things such as discipline, education, clean clothing, guidance, nursing, carpooling, navigating, and yes, even… Continue reading Mundane Madness
Trimming the Tree
The girls asked to put up the Christmas tree earlier than we normally do this year. They have been eager to see the lights, hang the ornaments, and let's be honest, get some presents. I wasn't so sure. Pulling out all the Christmas boxes wasn't the problem. Neither was putting together the big, heavy tree.… Continue reading Trimming the Tree
Why So Happy?
I've learned first hand that pediatric cancer is a nasty, miserable business. Not only have we watched our own daughter suffer, but we have encountered so many families on this road, who have their own sweet ones that are fighting the battle. It's easy to see why these families tend to ask, "Where is the… Continue reading Why So Happy?
Sorrow and Joy
It's funny how we have expectations for everything in life. We expect every light to be green as we ride to church on Sunday. We expect our spouses to know exactly what we are thinking, all the time. We expect our children to behave. After all, they were taught the verse that says, "Children, obey… Continue reading Sorrow and Joy
Measuring my Faith
"Our walk with God, our love for God, our faith in God, is measured by our first response to something abnormal in our lives." These were the words that swirled around in my brain for days after attending my old church on Sunday. Pastor C spoke a message that I felt was clearly for me.… Continue reading Measuring my Faith
Top Ten Cancer Blessings
So it may seem odd that I would even consider making such a list, but I have a reason behind this. In a world filled with negativity and living in circumstances that would seem justified to complain, I refuse to do so. Not only do I want my girls to see good in everything, I… Continue reading Top Ten Cancer Blessings