Also known as Mom, Mama, Mommy, HEY YOU!, the night owl and the barefoot person in the kitchen.
I’m a mom, as mentioned above.
A full-time nursing student.
A Type 1 diabetic.
A woman chasing after God’s purpose for my life.
And a cancer widow.
I started a blog a few years ago (2006) to keep my close friends & family members up-to-date with my exciting world of Mommyhood; you know, telling gross tales of changing diapers, lamenting over missing my steady paycheck, sharing pictures of my adorable kids doing things that only I (and the grandparents) find adorable. And then it morphed into something more.
I married my high school sweetheart, Chad, in 2001.
We had a lovely suburban life with two beautiful children.
Everything was almost perfect…until it wasn’t.
Brain cancer came into our lives, without our permission.
It huffed & it puffed & it took it all away.
Chad bravely fought for three long years.
His battle ended on November 11, 2010.
We miss him dearly and hope to honor his life with the way in which we live ours.
This blog is a record of our journey; during, and after IT (the not-so-loving nickname I’ve given to Chad’s primary tumor).
We want to remember this time and the challenges we faced, as well as offer hope to anyone else that may stumble across our site while Googling Oligoastrocytoma and Glioblastoma.
We are who we are. Thankful & blessed.
We’re loving, laughing & living with IT.