Archive for October, 2011

Wishes, diaversaries, and reasons to hope

October 28, 2011By 23 Comments

What can you say to your child that you haven’t said a million times over the 14 years she’s battled an incurable disease? How do you voice true hope and win her over with faith when really, she has no certain memory of what life is like not in battle? That is my challenge today. […]

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Picturing and verbalizing hope

October 18, 2011By 4 Comments

What does hope look like? It’s a question I’ve been noodling a lot the past week or so. (Not that hope has not been the theme of my life since 10-28-1997 . . . but sometimes you have to ponder it more). It started like this: the mom of a relatively newly diagnosed child with […]

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Forgiving the Forgotten: It’s all part of D Life

October 4, 2011By 11 Comments

  A fellow D-Mom posted on facebook today, her angst reading through like facebook had just installed emotions 3-D. (Thankfully, they have not yet). For the first time since her child’s diagnosis, she’d forgotten to give him a breakfast bolus. And now, realizing it, the mother came to what some may think is an obvious […]

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