Strong as a Mother

I watched my mother go through the airport security a bit ago. Bitter sweet as always. She’d been here since arriving Christmas Day with 20 pounds of her extraordinary cookies in tow. Every one of them still frozen after the 800+ mile drive here from Ohio with my...

Finding Strength Through Child Loss and Cancer

Carri Lyons. Carri Lyons gave birth to a stillborn son at 22 weeks. A year after such an unexpected tragedy, she learned she had endometrial cancer. As a demonstration of her personal strength, only one year after her diagnosis, Carri ran her two marathons in 4 weeks....

REAL love

It would be great if real love in real life was the way that it is portrayed in movies, on television and in print.  All shined up and perfect.  Always exciting.  But real love isn’t really like that. Real love is hard work.  Real love requires us to pay attention....