Denial

Daily Prompt: Denial It isn’t denial. Although I have been asked empathetically several times since my husband’s cancer diagnosis, in no uncertain terms, well  the terms probably were uncertain, as the words ‘ do you really understand what’s happening, because if you do you couldn’t possibly remain this upbeat, optimistic, positive’ have never actually left anyone’s… Continue reading Denial

Symptom

Daily Prompt: Symptom Todays daily prompt word kind of snuck up on me; hit a nerve so to speak. It got me thinking about how our body speaks to us in a language that is not always easy to understand, and can go completely unheard. Silently screaming, until the damage is done. Making the undoing… Continue reading Symptom

Against the Odds

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds  – Daily Prompt: Blur This photo was not taken this week at Brendans last review (for now) with his multidisciplinary team at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, it is one of hundreds I have taken since his diagnosis. It reminds me of how many times my husband Brendan has won… Continue reading Against the Odds

Artificial

Daily Prompt: Artificial Her smile as fake as the plastic plant sitting in the corner of the room, her contempt for me obviously hard to hide as she motioned to the chairs in front of her with the sweep of a well manicured hand. We sat! Eric and I gave each other a sideways glance and… Continue reading Artificial

Volunteer

Daily Prompt: Volunteer a personal observation… The support she offered came from a place of true knowing. She was gentle, unobtrusive yet attentive. She was there for anyone who needed her. She offered the kind of comfort only those who had walked this path could. Fluffing a pillow here, offering a caring gesture there. She was… Continue reading Volunteer

Millions

Daily Prompt: Millions What were the chances on that night of a million different things, a hundred different thoughts, dozens of decisions and several serendipitous occurrences leading to the two of us being in the same place at the same time, creating the exact moment our two worlds would collide? Two complete strangers met, married,… Continue reading Millions

Border

Daily Prompt: Border 6 wishes: Please Iet … Borders become invisible Hearts remain open Love become universal Kindness be plentiful Compassion be given Heartache be avoided.     *** What is a daily prompt? Daily Prompt (one of my fave creative blogs) publishes a new word every day, those participating (there are hundreds of us) write… Continue reading Border