Somewhere in the middle of Argentina

Five in the World, One in Heaven

I am saddened to say that at 10:30 today Anne passed away. It was a relief to see her free of the suffering she has been going through over the last 2 years but my heart and being is split in two as she goes on to a better place. I will write a much…

Round 3

I can’t believe I am writing this so soon. I think we knew it was a possibility because once you are in the cancer world you don’t ever really leave it, but at least you hope you will get some years between the battles. Unfortunately, in life, timing is not something we can always control.…

Who looks the most like mom?

A New Normal

You know that friend you want to talk to but haven’t for years. As each year goes past, it becomes harder and harder to reach out. That is what has happened with this blog. I have wanted to write something for a while but haven’t because: we don’t have certainty, we don’t want to share…

Happy Mom loading the calories

Happy Cancerversary

So I was wrong and I did have another cancer post, because Anne deserves it. In what is hopefully the first of many, I want to wish Anne a happy cancerversary. It may have only been a year ago that Anne was rushed into the emergency room, but it feels like a lifetime ago. It…

Here We Go Again.

If there are 4 words in the English language which are scarier than the 3 words, “you have cancer,” they are “your cancer is back.” A little over a week ago, Anne heard those words. Our family has been once again placed into a state of shock and we are once again doing everything we…

Anne shaving her head

Embracing the Extraordinary

I’ve always craved extraordinary experiences and through diligence and luck I’ve managed to pepper my life with them. I attended extraordinary schools, married an extraordinary man, gave birth to four extraordinary children, ghostwrote a few books (I won’t claim they’re extraordinary) while chasing those children, lived in extraordinary places, and traveled the world first in…

Anne smiling at the kids

I Like Cancer Best When It’s In the Past.

When Anne was diagnosed in July my heart exploded. Her sickness appeared out of the blue. In fact, I left her at home the very day she went to the hospital. She was planning on driving the 700 miles to Utah to pick up the kids. However, her stomach was hurting and I had a…