Showing posts from January, 2013

How Do We Tell Our Children I Have Cancer?

Telling my children that I had cancer was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  Upon my diagnosis, I was instantly anxious.  What is the best way to tell them?  How are they going to react?  How am I going to make them feel like everything is going to be okay? 

For those of you who do not know, my husband, Ben and I have five children...Jake 16, Luke 14, Levi 13, David 11 and Lydia 9. With five different personalities, I was likely going to get five different reactions. As you can imagine, we are busy...very busy!  Our children are in three different schools, and at the time, they were on five different soccer teams.  And of course, the list and the schedules go on and on. If it wasn't for my iPhone calendar alerts, I am not sure I would know where my children all were at any given moment. So as you can imagine, just finding the best time to sit down and talk about this was a challenge.

Ben and I felt it was important to tell our children right away.  It would be way to…

Goals...Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Thanks so much everyone for your continued thoughts, prayers and wishes. I am continuing to work my way through everything...heading into the new year.  I feel very positive about 2013!  I think a lot of great things are going to happen. 

I am not really one for making New Year's resolutions. I mean really, let's admit it, we aren't going to stick to those silly resolutions. We never do! We all want to lose weight, we all want to exercise more, we all want to eat healthier...blah, blah, blah.

I will be honest...I have more than enough moments where I grab some fast food, or gorge myself with cheesecake, or grab yet another 32 oz. gas station pop only because I am feeling sorry for myself.. because I "have cancer."  Well boo-hoo Lori, that is just plain silly!  But isn't that what we do, make excuses for unhealthy habits?   What I have found for me is that the better I feel about myself, the more likely I am to take better care of myself. 

So this year, I …