Author Archives: admin@lanf0rd

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When you turned 30, I threw you a surprise  party. Not just because you were newly diagnosed with cancer and every year, day, moment seemed precious and worthy of celebration; because….yes, that was why.But also, I threw you a surprise … Continue reading

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who I used to be…

I’ve been getting to know myself for 39 awkward years.And sometimes I do not recognize myself. My life came crashing down a few years ago, and I have fought to rebuild a life I am proud of. I have dug … Continue reading

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happy holidays!

This is, by far, my most favorite time of year.I wish we could live in a world where everyone spreads kindness daily like they do at the holidays. Can you imagine how wonderful that would be? Merry, merry Christmas to … Continue reading

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it’s story time, y’all

I had a busy day today. Well, “busy” is relative; it was busy to me since being home on short-term disability. I had an appointment at 10:30 and then was going to scoot on over to my surgeon’s office to … Continue reading

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the end of another summer

School starts in two days for the girls. I am not ready. They are not ready. But, still. It’s upon us.In the past, I was eager for school to start back at the end of Summer. Not because I was … Continue reading

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still, it stings

I can’t count the times I’ve stopped whatever I am doing and just think to myself, “It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay.” Sometimes I shed a few tears, sometimes I sigh heavily and return to whatever I was doing. It … Continue reading

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the best season of the year!

I love the Christmas season. I love how people smile a little more, laugh a little longer, give a little more & speak more kindly to each other. It’s magic. How wonderful would it be for us all to live … Continue reading

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7 years

Everything can change in an instant. Then there is only ‘before’ and ‘after’… 7 years passes quicker than you think possible. We miss Chad daily and speak of him so often. Sometimes the loss feels so fresh we can’t see … Continue reading

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first day

Today, my girls started a brand new school year. Carys has been excited to see her friends. Cailyn has been so nervous leading up to her middle school debut. I’m happy to report they had a great day and have … Continue reading

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new beginnings

This journey was amazing and so difficult. But it’s finally over! So humbled and proud to walk the stage with some of the best people I’ve ever met. I have accepted a position at a local hospital and will start … Continue reading

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