The devil is one of my oldest companions.
When I was a lazy child my Mother would scold me,
“The devil finds work for idle hands!”
So, I dutifully skulked off to my room or anywhere out of her sight.
Or, I found something to do. Continue reading “The Devil and Me”
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”
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”
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”
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.
Continue reading “Day 8”
The days drag on.
We are seeking a second opinion at MD Anderson.*
A Special Hell
Continue reading “Day 7”
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”
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
Continue reading “Attitude”
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”