Finding a Friendly Voice in the Wildnerness Areas

After chemo and a metastatic cancer diagnosis, I found it tough to get through many books or movies or even tv series. My favorite genre has been nonfiction as I love to hear other people’s stories. They inspired me. They introduced me to another’s perspective and experience. I could more easily empathize with them after … Continue reading Finding a Friendly Voice in the Wildnerness Areas

A Time for Everything

Some seasons (weather and life) are more challenging than others. The waiting. The struggle. The cold. The dark. Sometimes it is the cold and sometimes it is the dark. Sometimes it is waiting through the challenging and wondering if you will see the other side. But like the seasons, nothing lasts forever. Sometimes the change … Continue reading A Time for Everything

The Strength of Developer

What do you do when your world feels out of control but you have the strength of developer? You foster puppies, of course!  The strength of developer is defined as seeing the potential in others.  You see everything as having potential and being alive with possibilities.  You want to see others experience some bit of … Continue reading The Strength of Developer

This is Our Story, Part Four

This is the fourth part of our story as written by Patrick Durand. After we informed our girls of the new diagnosis, I immediately felt relief from the constant tension I had felt over the preceding weeks. I had been so worried about how they would react to the news, particularly Emily, since she was … Continue reading This is Our Story, Part Four