Black Dog.

Anxiety and pain have been the only two emotions I’ve experienced this year. Yes, this entire year. Blow a bit of happiness across the surface of it all, like glitter, but that’s all that it’s been — specks that shine in the light when you focus enough to see them. In a room of blinding … Continue reading Black Dog.

Happy Birthday Angel “of my life”.

Mimi, Do you remember that? “Angel of my life”, “Light of my life”? I remember you referring to me as either - out at the ranch, in the kitchen, after you’d belly laughed at any of the conversations we used to have. Conversations about anything. You’re eyes were lights as you spent time with your … Continue reading Happy Birthday Angel “of my life”.

Q: How am I ok with this??

A: Well, there are endless reasons, but let me begin by saying how PROUD I am of my husband! He hit his 30lb weight loss goal and is feeling and looking better than ever! Explanation for my not being defeated, for my head held high, and my motivation to keep GROWING? I have already had … Continue reading Q: How am I ok with this??

Hurt people hurt people.

A Rare Lesson in Life Click above to watch an amazing story of kindness and empathy. She paints such a beautiful picture of all that our world could be, if only we all remembered that everyone has a battle they're fighting. All that we need to do is be kind. It sounds so easy, when … Continue reading Hurt people hurt people.

Memory

Facebook Memory - August 12, 2011 "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic for the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these." -George Washington Carver 💗 Facebook Memory - August … Continue reading Memory

WILD

-Troye Sivan https://youtu.be/3awzvNrKDsg 💙💛💖, Bailey

Happy Eighth Birthday, PopPop!

Chachi, Your eighth birthday hasn't been exactly as you hoped for, I know. I'm so glad that you have some good doctors, though, and you're getting taken care of well! (With all of these meds, you may be having a pretty good time today 😂). You've been a soft place for me to fall through … Continue reading Happy Eighth Birthday, PopPop!

Sjögren’s Awareness Month

APRIL! It's come around again! Having a chronic illness isn't just about finding support and a shoulder to lean on when times get tough (if you're able to lean on someone, that is...) It's about finding awareness inside of people that hadn't heard the name, hadn't known someone who, hadn't given a thought. It's about … Continue reading Sjögren’s Awareness Month

“Embrace yourself, and finally come to the conclusion that you are loved – and you can love yourself.” -Unknown

"You can never have too many reminders -- [you] are beautiful no matter what."-Alessia Cara I’m with you. I feel you girl. [Needing to vent] is where my blog came from, because at least if no one cared, the “likes” would still love be the same. I’ve realized that it’s when you’re exhausted, it’s when … Continue reading “Embrace yourself, and finally come to the conclusion that you are loved – and you can love yourself.” -Unknown

What I Learned Today

As my Mimi sat with her oxygen tube stretched to the kitchen table, we laughed and we had moments today that made my heart cry. I'm not for sure that my eyes have tears left.. or maybe I feel too numb to produce them. She gave my sister and I some of her special, expensive, … Continue reading What I Learned Today