MAKE IT COUNT | poem

You know how those thoughts jump into your mind? The pain, the loss, the tears? Wouldn’t it be better to remember other things? The laughter, the life, the heart? Instead of the sorrow, joy; Instead of heartache, happiness; Instead of the loss, the fight; Instead of defeat, the resolve. Every …

HOW YOU LOVED ME

That without a word you sat with me in grief, me wounded and alone, robbed beyond grasping, you silent and present, beyond grasping— this was love. That you did not save me but accompanied me, that when I fell apart, confident in the whole you did not try to glue …

WHAT CANCER CANNOT DO

Cancer is so limited . . . It cannot cripple Love. It cannot shatter Hope. It cannot corrode Faith. It cannot destroy Peace. It cannot kill Friendship. It cannot suppress Memories. It cannot silence Courage. It cannot invade the Soul. It cannot steal eternal Life. It cannot conquer the Spirit. …

COMFORT FOOD

My brother joined the Army Reserves when he was 18. He joined, having been romanced by ideas of glory and heroism and a paid for college education. He was in three years as a Reservist before he chose to enter the Army in full time service. Of course, our family …

WELCOME TO HOLLAND

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning …

DUSTIN LEE

Prouder nay has been a man, When life was laid for him, a friend, To tell the tale and cry the tear, And wish him back to hold him near. To think that I could be so blessed, To have a friend who thought life less, Than freedom for his …