My heart broke a little bit more today. Twice actually. Twice over a 5-minute period. After hearing about a complication in a friend's health, I left his hospital room to find myself behind a sobbing woman, whom I presume just lost a loved one. I walked as slowly as I could just wishing that I could … Continue reading god, sometimes life really isn’t fair.
My friend, Jen, just sent me a text, after donating $150 to our friend Dustin's fundraising efforts in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program. Jen wrote, "It feels so good to give!!" She's right. It does feel good to give, especially to a cause that is worth more than money. Your money … Continue reading “it feels good to give!!”
Since arriving home on Wednesday, I've attempted to watch The Holiday twice already, passing out within 30 minutes of the first scene each time. But here I am, on the Christmas Eve morning/early afternoon attempting to watch it again, from the last spot I last remember before drifting off last night. Third time is a charm...or … Continue reading it’s christmas eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.
Happy 3rd Birthday to the Best Boy, Liam! I'm going to let this beautiful video, created by his aunt, show you just how special little Liam is and how blessed I feel to know him!
Today I was honored to be a Guest Blogger on the website for the Fight | Survive | Inspire Foundation. My remarkable, inspirational, and down-right A.MAY.ZING. friend, Kate, is the Foundation of Fight | Survive | Inspire Foundation and a cervical cancer survivor and advocate. In other words, she is a Fighter, a Survivor, and an Inspiration … Continue reading FIGHT. SURVIVE. INSPIRE.
I wasn't going to write about my volunteer experience last night, but finding myself with anxiety and exhaustion today I think it's for the best. I began my Tuesday night with a visit with my Wish Kid, Liam, and his parents, as they're back in the hospital for his second Stem Cell Transplant. After enjoying their company and Liam's adorableness, I … Continue reading a moment for myself
The post I wrote on Sunday, October 10th will explain the ideas behind the Unsent Love Letter Mix Tape series, and if it still doesn’t make sense to you, well then, at least it makes sense to me. The writer. The blogger. The girl behind the computer. Call me what you will but these are … Continue reading unsent love letter mix tape: track 3
Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards. ~Soren Kierkegaard The quote above may be my very favorite quote ever and the most truthful one too. Sometimes life isn't fair. It doesn't always make sense. I can attest to this with numerous stories filled with frustrations and unanswered questions... and I … Continue reading don’t let regret take place of the dreams you have to chase. you may fall down on your face…roll the dice and have some faith.
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein Beauty. Inspiration. Courage. Integrity. Love. These are concepts that one hopes to be composed of and/or surrounded by, and … Continue reading wishes really do come true.