I’ve been walking for decades. When I was 25, I was told it would save my back after a fall. It has saved far more than my back! Walking has been a source for both physical and spiritual renewal in my life. Through life’s uncertainty, walking has been a reliable friend. When my life becomes… Continue reading Three years and a hill…
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25 Without loss or sacrifice, it’s hard to appreciate what we have. I know this. And so I celebrate what I have on the two-year anniversary of my stem cell transplant. Since my transplant, I’ve welcomed two granddaughters,… Continue reading This is living with cancer!
Kapa’a, Kauai, March 2019 His music washes over me like a gentle wave. Her storytelling, sweet and rich, connecting the man, the music and the passion. They complement each other…knowing each rhythm and beat of life in the other. Slack key guitar and ukulele. The evening, the music and the moment…a gift. It was more… Continue reading Ua ola loko i ke aloha
An unremarkable Saturday, my usual running around. Radio on, cruising and ruminating on my to do list. And so grateful that I am still able to do just this…the routine…the mundane…the unremarkable. I have learned to push back on the inevitable creep of fear and uncertainty that sneaks in to undo me. But not always.… Continue reading “Remember”
One of the side effects of living with cancer is the magnification of experiences. I see with clearer eyes, hear the noise, the hush and silent voices and feel with a depth that draws tears, laughter and hugs instantly. I am acutely aware of time, careful to invest in it with heart and mind. I… Continue reading The Caveat
Grandma benefits include watching kid movies with the little ones! I’ve seen “Moana” at least 25 times, and many, many other classics of course, but the one that I have slowly fallen in love with is “Bolt”. It’s a story about a girl and her dog, Bolt, who are the “actors” in a superhero cartoon. … Continue reading Barking at the Moon
Family, celebrating accomplishment, friends forever, oh the wonder!