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    Crossing the Line

    I don’t post political stuff. But this crossed a line into personal for me. This is one woman’s experience in this life. This is my experience and it’s not easy to read.…

  • Full Circle and Heartbreak

    This week has been beyond heartbreaking. One of my good friends lost her son and her dad this past weekend. There are no words, because no mom, no daughter should ever have…

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    Birthdays and cell phones!

    Happy Birthday to this wonderful 12 year old!!! She may be just a little excited to get a phone… A video posted by Shannon Cox (@sjkted) on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:35pm…

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    Courage

    As a friend of mine is walking into her first chemotherapy infusion today, it’s got me thinking about courage. See, it takes courage to walk into chemo. Even though that chemo is…

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    The Love Challenge

    It’s been all over Facebook recently, the “Love” challenges. Love your spouse, love your family, love your friends, love your dog. And when I had friends who reached out to me, I…

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    Summer and Roses and MRI’s

    Summer… If I could drink up summer and absorb it in every pore in my body, I would. I love it. The heat, the warmth, the green, the flowers, the wildlife, cold…

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    Love Yourself Where You Are At

    Sometimes your best-friend says something and it resonates and sinks directly into your heart. To the depth of your soul. You blink. It takes a minute to process. Then you say, “Yes.…

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    Aerial Yoga

    Some days you find yourself moving along with life and feeling pretty good. Which, for those of you that know what the last year or so of our lives have been like…

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    Cancer can kiss my Ass

    Cancer can kiss my ass. And it IS an asshole. Because it’s just really awful. Like that asshole of a person who bullies you around or pushes their way into your life,…

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    The Circle Theory

    Helpful advice when a loved one or close friend is diagnosed with cancer. When I was going through treatment for cancer, I was extremely fortunate to have such an amazing support network.…

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    The Other Boob

    No, there’s not a third boob laying around here. I’m talking about my other boob, my left breast, the one without cancer. In a past blog post, I touched on the fact…

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    The Difference in a Year

    I opened Facebook today and was greeted by “Your Memories On Facebook – your post from one year ago.” If I’m being totally honest, sometimes those “memories” are really hard. When you’ve…

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    Friendly Reminder

    So today I had a check up with my breast surgeon. Every six months I’m back in her office. She examines my chest, arms, lymph nodes and scars. We talk about what’s…

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    Just Try

    Seems like it’s longer and longer between blog posts. Recently my head has been spinning with new ideas for card designs, schooling the kids and reconnecting with my roots in drawing, painting…

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    BuzzFeed! For real?

    Y’all! The other day I sat down at my computer after a fun day out with the kids. There were a couple of greeting card orders to fill. So I logged onto…