Category Archives: joy

These Days … The Hard Truth

The words I can never find…. I find it hard to explain what it feels like from my point of view. What the world looks like now? How my heart is softer, my spirit changed, my mind ever so quick to wander and the gentleness that is life today. The most common question I am asked is, How are you doing? In order to answer I must ask you, Do you want the truth, the half truth or do you want to hear what is easy to comprehend? I could tell you I am well. Which is partial truth. My body is doingView full post »


They don’t warn you about how normal doing cancer will feel…. I was given a diagnosis. I was given a game plan to attack. Persevere. Be a Survivor. So I followed the game plan. And now I am told to move forward. That I am freed. That I am done. What they failed to mention is that life post cancer is harder than doing life with cancer. They also don’t tell you how quiet it gets. Or that you will feel like you have depleted all your resources of encouragement. They don’tView full post »

True Life: I live in Honduras

While my family dressed up to join a big group of friends, to admire the cheer on the horses racing at Churchill Downs today….. I am here. As seen in my roommates tear filled eyes, this afternoon often the emotions overcome us of this place and we are all getting about ready to go home. Today my kids, as hilarious as they often are, lived up to their usual expectations…. some of the highlights included: Gangnam style dancing (sexy lady), They asked about the horses (I remindedView full post »

“They Won Miss Kristina!” They most certainly did…..

This morning Genessis came running into the teacher room to tell me that my team won. “They won Miss Kristina!”. Yes sweet girl they did. Yes they did. For some of you, you may very well think that I am a bit crazy…. a bit over the top at times about the cardinals….. but I think on any day, sports does that to people, makes you obnoxiously proud, makes you talk about players like you know them personally. Brings goosebumps to your skin, tears to your eyes and makes youView full post »


learning to find joy in little things. celebrate what happens in real time without trying to wish too much time away, is a real challenge. but it is simply the best….. When I describe to others what living here is like, one of the only ways i can attempt to explain is by saying i experience real joy. real joy that comes from the faces of children. real joy that is found in tasting the really sweet watermelon that you just paid one dollar just up the road. real joy in a hot cup of coffeeView full post »