Oh my soul…

Well hello there.  It's been 9 months since I visited the pages of this journal so I just may be typing to myself. During the past 9 months, like the 9 months that it takes to birth a new life, something new has been developing, growing and birthing in me. I'm not sure if that [...]

When Suffering Becomes a Gift

We are handing in the keys to our temporary home tomorrow.  After almost 11 months, this place is no longer needed. The most intense part of my husband's Leukemia treatments are behind us. We spent 3 weeks at our real home this month and returned here this week for Bob's check-up and biopsy.  He's still [...]

Coming Alive Again

It's a crazy mixed up world we live in.  All you have to do is turn on the news to realize that.  Then there's our own personal challenges added to the mix.  And...well...that can make us feel overwhelmed.  But there's still beauty to be found in the middle of the broken.  My camera helps me [...]

Our spring is coming

They are telling us that we'll be here until spring.  Who would have thought that we'd be here, in this place, longer than we would be home in the time span of a  year?  It could end up being a total of 8 or 9 months. They tell us we'll be living a "new normal." [...]

An Unexpected Gift

This place so far from home, the one we live in close to the hospital some may call isolation but we call it holy ground. It's a new normal.  A place stripped of most of our possessions but here in the quiet we have found God to be more than enough. His presence is often [...]

Our Hearts Are Being Refreshed

It's early.  I woke before dawn and watched daylight break through the darkness.  I glance at the cup a dear friend sent to me and read the prayer printed on it. "May God grant you courage, and through His grace provide the peace that lies in knowing He's always at your side." More than ever [...]

When God sends messengers

My husband, Bob, has been in the hospital for a little over two weeks. He's already had 4 rounds of intravenous chemo and they just changed his oral chemo med tonight. The oral chemo targets the Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.  The intravenous chemo targets the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  The CML mutated into ALL but the CML [...]