I know many of you have been wondering about my absence, so I thought that I would pop in to write this blog to share with all of you. Right now, I am facing a challenge as I've been diagnosed with breast cancer. This diagnosis has been an upheaval in my life and a traumatic one for all of my family and friends. As you can imagine, I have not been able to function properly since the diagnosis. As such, I have not been here because I felt so useless and unable to provide much support, comfort,
Hello WHL Family;
As we all know, stress is one of our biggest enemies and I know that, with the holidays upon us, many of us are feeling (and dealing with) additional stress. Wherever there is stress, we often find that there is also a bit of anger, some resentment, and often feelings of powerlessness.
I just want to remind everyone that the truth is: No one, but ourselves, has authority over how we feel. In all stressful situations, we have the choice of how we will react to them.
Hello WHL Family; It is October, again. October 2011 marking 12 yrs since the loss of my sweet Lauri. I suspect that this October will be a rather difficult month for me because I have had so many health challenges heretofore and now the stress of having to acknowledge another birthday that my sweet daughter is not here to celebrate; well, it is not helping my physical health at all.
I know that my health deteriorates each and every year at this time and, intellectually, I have made that
Dear WHL Family;
It has been quite a while since I posted a Blog. However, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts about faith, love, and loss.
Each year, around the holiday season, I and my family fall into a dark abyss from October until January. These months represent our daughter's (Lauri's) birthday month..Thanksgiving without her, the anniversary of her passing (12/10), her wedding anniversary (12/13), and finally Christmas and New Year's without her.
Hello Dear WHL Family;
Do you realize that it was February 17, 2009 when I posted a blog about our then new WHL site provided by Conrad. I talked about our exhilaration as we explored the new site and how we were able to forget our illness for those moments that we spent playing in the arcade, uploading pictures, exploring new capabilities of the site, etc.
I also mentioned that "static" was something that Conrad would NEVER allow! Was I right??? Here we are, less