Joy : Joy

Somewhere along the way I learned that helping others gives me joy.

At no time is this more important than when I am hurting. Continue reading “Joy : Joy”

Kindness

Cards, bath salts, flowers, chocolate, cookies, walks, lunches, notes, phone calls.

Hugs.  Lots of hugs.

Tears shared.***

My family.

My friends.

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Semi-Happy Day

Today was a “semi-happy” day.

I will take that without feeling guilty.***

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Day 10

I woke early to the sound of pouring rain.

I lay in bed for awhile enjoying the sound.

It was lovely, cool and dark.

Continue reading “Day 10”

Day 9

A beautiful day dawns in Portland, Oregon.

Ginny and I went for a walk.

Then we sat on the patio enjoying the cool morning air.

Our hearts and minds were at MD Anderson. Continue reading “Day 9”

Day 8

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Mabel…the sweetest baby ever!           Photo Lori Greer

Tomorrow is a big day for Mabel.

She takes her first plane trip.

She’s off to Houston and MD Anderson with her Mom and Dad.

Fingers crossed for success for her Mom’s treatment.

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Day 7

The days drag on.

We are seeking a second opinion at MD Anderson.*

A Special Hell

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Day 6

 

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Storm clouds with the sun trying to break through.  Portland, Oregon. Photo by Lori Greer

Hope is being able to see 

That there is light 

Despite all  of the darkness.*

 

Desmond Tutu

 

Prison

I admire John McCain.

I admire Nelson Mandela.

Imprisoned for years.

Lost years.

Forever changed.

Victorious in the end.

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Baby Doll

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On the streeets of Birmingham, Alabama.

A glorious, cool morning in May.

The sun’s heat was warm but not brutal as it would be later in the day. Continue reading “Baby Doll”

Day 5

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Since love grows within you,

So beauty grows.

For love is the beauty of the soul.*

*St. Augustine of Hippo

“Augustine of Hippo was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius, located in Numidia.” Wikipedia

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