4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer

I find it interesting that my husband has been diagnosed with rare stage four cancer; and it’s all happening before Easter, my favorite time of year. It’s a time of new beginnings: when beautiful irises come into bloom, when Dave and our boys have played electric and acoustic guitar and drums in the church worship … Continue reading 4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer

Canadian Christmas in Toronto… Great Joy Comes from Simple Joys

Two weeks ago our family began our Christmas celebration with a warm-hearted adventure in frigid Toronto. It was everything I wanted it to be, with God revealing how disappointments could end up turning into something even better. But, I also noticed that amid the excitement of exploring a new city with great sights; it was … Continue reading Canadian Christmas in Toronto… Great Joy Comes from Simple Joys

96 Roses… The Significance of an Anniversary filled with Fears, Tears, and Joy through the Years

Today is my 23rd Anniversary! This weekend my husband came home with 2 dozen roses… times four.  After joyfully sharing my story, I was asked about the significance of the number, and at first thought there wasn’t any. Yet, I realize now, there are years of significance in remembering through the roses…  Wouldn’t 100 make it exactly … Continue reading 96 Roses… The Significance of an Anniversary filled with Fears, Tears, and Joy through the Years

6/19 Dave’s Testimony: Dad has Cancer (Next Day is Chemo) Happy Father’s Day!!!

At 3 a.m., this morning, I wish Dave a Happy Father’s Day. We’re not sleeping… again. He says, “Thanks,” and it warms my heart. It’s what we always do on holiday “eves.” So many times at midnight, we proudly rush to be the first to shout, “Happy Birthday!” Or, on Christmas Eve, at 4 a.m.; … Continue reading 6/19 Dave’s Testimony: Dad has Cancer (Next Day is Chemo) Happy Father’s Day!!!