Healthy Choices: Essential Oils

I'm happy to announce that I have joined doTERRA Essential Oils as a wellness advocate. I was introduced to doTerra by a friend who has been using essential oils for years now. In the past she has given me oils for stress/anxiety, stomach aches, fever and body aches, and they have worked every time. At … Continue reading Healthy Choices: Essential Oils

YouTube, Armor, and Winning the War

As some of you know, Ian has a YouTube channel (link). He’s been making and uploading videos since he was 7 years old. I have been monitoring his site. I get an email whenever someone comments on his videos, and then I delete and report anyone who makes a nasty comment. He’s been called names … Continue reading YouTube, Armor, and Winning the War

Relay for Life: A Survivor’s Story

It's been five years since Ian was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor: Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain. It was rare, one in a hundred million; the tumor had sprouted tentacles, and we didn't know for sure if we had found it before it had spread; there was no protocol for treatment; there was no … Continue reading Relay for Life: A Survivor’s Story

A letter to my son on his ninth birthday

Dear Ian, Happy birthday my darling boy! Your birth nine years ago brought so much joy to my life. You were an answer to prayer then as you are now. We've been through so much together and have come out stronger and better because of it. You have taught me so much about life and love. … Continue reading A letter to my son on his ninth birthday

Special in Every Way

“I think we need to put Ian in special education.” Ian’s teacher was saying something about the anomalies in his learning abilities, but my breath caught in my throat, and I only pieced together what I heard after “special education.” Ian’s miracle status now has a black mark on it. He is no longer the … Continue reading Special in Every Way

Do you remember when you were my only friend?

Ian and I were on our way to play miniature golf last night, and he asked me this innocent question: “Mom, do you remember when you were my only friend?” “What do you mean, buddy?” “When I was four. You used to play hide-n-seek with me.” “That’s right. We used to hide all over the … Continue reading Do you remember when you were my only friend?

Ian Knows Pain

Besides the obvious struggles, Ian’s Cancer treatments three years ago have created other problems for him now. The radiation machine that zapped the bad cells in his brain also deteriorated Ian’s gums and teeth. Two years after his treatments, our dentist told us Ian needed to get eight caps on his molars. The two-hour procedure … Continue reading Ian Knows Pain