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Wishes

This year on New Year’s Eve we launched 15 Chinese wish lanterns up into the night sky. I can’t say enough about what a neat activity it was. I want to make it a new tradition, and I bet I … Continue reading

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A New Year

I am ready for a new year! And ready for school to start as well. The kiddos and I have had just about all we can take of each other this week. I love my children, but I can also … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

I have been thinking a lot about my mother as I prepare for the holiday. She always went overboard on Christmas- an abundance of presents under the tree  and a trip to Child World the next day for the child who … Continue reading

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Keep Trying & Crying

Woke up sad today: regretting missed opportunities, a bit of holiday blues, and maybe just the slow release of all the tension that had built up before last weeks scan. I couldn’t help it, so I sat and cried for … Continue reading

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Early Christmas

We got an early Christmas present today- NED: No Evidence of Disease. It is just what we wanted. On the drive down to Boston in a moment of drama- it was just me and my imagination after all- I thought, … Continue reading

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I Had Forgotten

Oh, I had forgotten how inconvenient cancer is. Tomorrow we are back at Dana Farber after a 3 month hiatus for my man’s first 3 month scan. I had forgotten the complicated business of getting everyone’s schedules and after school … Continue reading

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Moving Past

I met a woman the other day whose husband also has cancer and is also a patient at Dana Farber. We sat there nonchalantly swapping stories as easily as if we were swapping recipes. Her husband has been battling Lymphoma … Continue reading

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What if

Last night, while I lay thinking here, Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all night long And sang their same old Whatif song: Whatif I’m dumb in school? Whatif they’ve closed the swimming pool? Whatif I … Continue reading

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Nice Days

We went for a night walk last night. Everyone was feeling a bit restless in the house, so out we went. It was fun. “What a great memory we are making for our family,” I thought as I watched for … Continue reading

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A Dream

I woke up in the night last night and couldn’t get back to sleep. I lay in bed my mind whirring away- picking at every little thought and action of the day. I eventually fell back asleep and had a … Continue reading

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