Know The Signs

Being loved is the greatest feeling in the world. I believe there is no greater feeling. To be held, to be hugged, to be touched. No matter what age, we all strive to be loved and that is a good thing, actually that is an excellent thing. My heart aches for the people that are […]

40 YEARS YOUNG

Today I turn 40!! Happy Birthday To Me!! I remember turning 30, I felt as though my life was over, boy…wasn’t I wrong. I remember feeling that 30 was simply too old. Now, today I am 40 and feel just as young as ever. One thing is for sure, I have never been so happy […]

Who Are You Supporting?

Throughout the year there are so many moments and events that are dear to my heart. My families most favourite time of the year would be our annual friend and family get together to support each other, celebrate life and raise money for a good cause. It seemed this year we had an unofficial theme: […]

Daily Struggles

I’m sitting here at 5:30 am looking at a beautiful red sunrise. I’m thankful that I am alive to appreciate the beauty the day has to offer. I am thankful for this delicious cup of coffee I am drinking. I am thankful for my five healthy boys who are still in bed sleeping. I am […]

Giving Is The Greatest Gift

We all know what people say after staring death in the face, “after a life threatening illness, you have a different outlook on life”. This saying is so true and it’s sad that you have to face death to realize it. I believe that people who face death come out a much better person. A […]

The Dirty Truth

I may be writing this in a moment of great sadness, but what better time to write? It may also come off as a rant, but as some may know, my world was thrown upside down in a blink of an eye and stayed that way for sometime. I hit rock bottom and had to […]

Thank You Mom

Let me start off by saying my mother can drive me nuts! Yes, my mother. Yes, you mom. I feel an abundance of guilt when I say or feel that because without our mothers where would we be? Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before […]

And Yet I Smile

It’s official…I am officially divorced. It seems that most of the unpleasant chapters in my life are coming to a close. Is that a good thing? Absolutely! But why does this make me feel sad? I should be celebrating, not feeling sad. I went to pick up my certificate of divorce at family court with […]

What Cancer Thought Me

How is it possible that when you have the ones you love around you and be there for you whenever you need them you feel so alone? How is it possible to feel guilty, night after night for disciplining your children? How is it possible that you have the need to explain yourself to everyone […]

Teenagers, Listen Up!

Sometimes when I look back on some of my posts, it seems that I write a lot about doom and gloom. I feel as though the day I was diagnosed with Cancer I have had lots of luck, but bad luck, now, I have turned a lot of my bad luck into something positive. Because […]

Hatred VS Forgiveness

Hatred VS Forgiveness. It is so easy to accept the path of hatred, it seems to be the easiest, but is it? I often question that myself. Hatred can bring you to a very dark place and make you say and do such wrong things. I guess it’s all a part of the grieving process, […]

Fighting My Own Evil

Three years ago tomorrow, April Fools Day, my current life as I knew it was over. The last three years have been difficult to deal with and it still is. Three years ago tomorrow was the day I was given the most devastating news of my health, stage 2b breast cancer, cancer at 35, cancer […]

It Takes A Lot To Be Brave

  This past Saturday I hosted my second Shave For The Brave for my children’s hockey association, but it is the third year in a row for my children and nephew participating. It has become a tradition for my children and nephew and a tradition that we look forward to and throughly enjoy each year […]

Finding My Way Out

(Missing from photo: my older brother. When all else fails, family is what matters. They are the ones that will help you see the light) Self-pity – Though the primary focus of self-pity is on the self and one’s own emotions within, it also has a strong interpersonal component. Being an interpersonal emotion is directing the […]