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”

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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Continue reading “Day 8”

Day 7

The days drag on.

We are seeking a second opinion at MD Anderson.*

A Special Hell

Continue reading “Day 7”

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.

Continue reading “Day 6”

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”

Attitude

When I first read this statement, I wanted to throw my computer across the room.

“Attitude creates reality.  How you view a situation can have an enormous impact on how you live.

“Some people see setbacks as absolute devastation, whereas others view them as opportunities. At the end of the day, the choice is really up to you.”

Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic

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Pay Attention

I was never  guaranteed anything in this world.

I did not realize that until life taught me otherwise.

My life has gone in directions I never dreamed possible.

Directions I wanted and some I never wanted.

Some  were so wonderful.

Some were so painful.

All of them made me a better and sometimes sadder person.

Continue reading “Pay Attention”

Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies who lunch.

Ladies who drink prosecco.

Ladies who read books.

Ladies who laugh.

Ladies who are friends.

Ladies who are my friends.

Thank you for sending me this picture and wonderful message.

Thank you for your prayers.

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The Italian Book Club Luncheon

Molte Grazie!