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when cancer comes again

When cancer came again I sensed a need for stillness. Stillness before my racing, jumbled thoughts. Stillness before I spoke or wrote too much. Stillness before God. Last time, our son had cancer. This time, my husband. The shock, the … Continue reading

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forever changed by deep wounds

In the days since Patrick’s cancer was called cured, I’ve returned again and again in my mind to a word-picture I drew for us that day in the hospital garden. News of unexpected joy had just been shed upon us. … Continue reading

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When cancer is called cured

I realized on Day 3 that I was subconsciously, yet intentionally, hiding from the world. The news was too vast. Too joyous. If someone asked, how would I speak in such a way as to give God’s unexpected gift the … Continue reading

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Don’t waste your pain

In those early days, when our family was still reeling from our entry into the unknown world of childhood cancer (you can read more about those days here), my recurring prayer was that God would not allow us to dishonor … Continue reading

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Better than a thousand substitutes

Each year as the calendar rolls toward the end of March, I begin to think back to the news we received on that momentous day five years ago. In some ways it seems like yesterday as my mind runs back, … Continue reading

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As if over coffee

A decade has flown by. The years spent teaching ABCs and 123s and imagining with dolls and dinosaurs and Dr. Seuss are now but a sweet memory for me. As I look back, I realize that during those years I … Continue reading

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