Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One Word

There are certain words that can change a persons life. There are good words like "raise," "pregnant," and "yes" after a marriage proposal. Then there are the scary words. Yesterday the word was cancer. My mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer and at this point we would be fortunate if it is only breast cancer. She meets with her cancer team tomorrow and in the next few weeks we will find out if there is more cancer and treatment options and so forth. Even though I have known a number of people whose parents, family, and friends have recieved this diagnosis, this still seems surreal, like it isn't something that should be happening to my mother and my family. I guess today's word is "denial." If you would like to follow her journey you can find it at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If . . .

If you were my sister, you would have surprised me with a visit this weekend and then watched my kiddos the next morning so I could sleep in.

If you were my sister you would be awesome!

If you were my daughter Charlotte, between bug bites and taking falls, you would look completely abused.

If you were my daughter Charlotte it would absolutely kill you if I walked by you without picking you up.

If you were my daughter Amelia, when you saw people kissing on TV, you would come up to me and say, "Give me a kiss."

If you were my daughter Amelia then as much as I love you, I would wish that almost everything you did didn't drive me crazy.

If you were my husband you would not appreciate how much ebaying I've done the last week.

If you were my husband and you became very upset about my ebaying I would promise to make it up to you (wink, wink)!

If you were me then you would have inexplicably, finally, joined facebook.

If you were me you would not have taken a shower today.

If you were me your main accomplishments this week would be cutting your daughters finger nails, doing a gabillion loads of never ending laundry, and titling all the shows on your DVD-R.