Monthly Archives: October 2012

Victorious

I just got off the phone with my mom. She’s leaving with my dad in a few minutes for her first radiation appointment. Since she got her brain cancer diagnosis, when I’m not with her, I call her constantly, sometimes … Continue reading

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Being fully human…

I love this quote because it reminds me that even in the midst of terrible suffering, there is always joy and beauty. Always. This belief might seem audacious, but my experience tells me it’s a fact. My recovery is being … Continue reading

Posted in addiction, blog, brain cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme, grief work, healing, hope, love, mother daughter relationships, motherhood, recovery, spiritual healing, trauma | 9 Comments

winning the lottery…

I spent more than 3 hours shopping with my mom today. I normally hate shopping, but being with her made it a truly wonderful experience. I just can’t get enough of being with her. I had endless patience waiting for … Continue reading

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the now phenomenon

Trauma has been such a common theme in my life; you might think I’d be good at handling it by now. But I’m convinced I’ll never get used to it. I’ll never be prepared for the hit that could come. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has always been a mixed bag for me. I love being a mom and since I’m very low maintenance about how to celebrate, I’m happy to just hang out with the family. My mom, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Solid ground

As I pack my bags and try my best to prepare to say goodbye to my mom this morning, I am profoundly aware of the extraordinary blessings our family has received over the past 2 weeks since my mom’s diagnosis … Continue reading

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Cancer lesson #3

Despite the fact that my mom has been given 6-8 months to live, I had one of the best days of my life today. I traveled back to my home town to be with my parents during these last days … Continue reading

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Cancer lesson #2

Cancer might ravage the body and eventually kill. But it cannot touch the spirit. As I make my way back to my hometown this weekend to be with my mom for the last time before her treatment starts, I emplore … Continue reading

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The choice…

Today’s news about my mom was by far the worse. Docs firmly give my mom 6-8 months to live. Thud. My heart hit the concrete path I was walking on when my brother gave me the news over the phone. … Continue reading

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One thing…

Cancer lesson #1 – The only thing worth pursuing and sharing in this life is LOVE. Love is the embodiment of truth, forgiveness, compassion, grace, excellence, wisdom, acceptance, and inspiration. Nothing else matters much. Period. And since God IS love … Continue reading

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