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My Amazing, Memorable Mama

Mama and Me My Mama is just adorable. She glows with an inner excitement for life, even amid debilitating cancer treatments. I realize I’m biased as her daughter, but in truth she’s always been “cool” (though very strict when I was a kid). She’s done so many things and lived […]

Mama’s Last Wish

The 3 of Us (taken just weeks before Mama’s diagnosis last year) A year ago, my sweet mama had brain surgery. It was one of the scariest days of my life, to come that near to losing my only close family and my lifelong best friend. I am still struggling […]

An Unsteady Upwardish Path

Perhaps you’ve wondered what happened to me. I know some of my friends have. I’ve been busy surviving. I had a lot of plans. As did my mom. But in the first days of June, we got a shock. Doctors found a mass in her brain. First there was the […]

Far From OK

So you might be wondering what happened to me… why my blog has been on hold. The thing is… I don’t know what to say. And frankly, this doesn’t happen to me often. People keep asking (as the well-meaning tend to do in difficult times), ‘How’re you doing?’ But do […]