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... it taught us something about the underlying reasons for surviving in the first place. Something about infinite beauty, about undying grace, about things larger and greater than ourselves. About the reasons we were all here. - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth--and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up--that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.

... it taught us something about the underlying reasons for surviving in the first place. Something about infinite beauty, about undying grace, about things larger and greater than ourselves. About the reasons we were all here. - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

“It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth--and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up--that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.

Whether you’re walking alongside a spouse with cancer, an aging parent, a disabled child, know that you have signed on for a challenging position. You probably won’t be successful every single day ... but you can have success in every single day.

Honestly, nothing in this world is more beautiful and powerful than a smile that has struggled through the tears. Any fool can be happy when times are easy. It takes a strong soul with real heart to develop smiles out of situations that make us weep.

Oftentimes the best support groups are those that include side-by-side activities, which encourages friendship and trust. And then maybe those bare-your-soul conversations come out of that friendship and trust.

Oftentimes the best support groups are those that include side-by-side activities, which encourages friendship and trust. And then maybe those bare-your-soul conversations come out of that friendship and trust.

Loss doesn't have to come with regrets. There will be things we wish we had done sooner. Or better. Or differently. But when we set our intention to unconditionally love the people God has placed in our lives, then chances are there will be few regrets.

Loss doesn't have to come with regrets. There will be things we wish we had done sooner. Or differently. But when we set our intention to unconditionally love the people God has placed in our lives, then chances are there will be few regrets.

You can’t pick out the pieces you like and leave the rest. Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing.  - From the children’s book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing. - From the children’s book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

Jane Howard: Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe … whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. www.CancerAdventures.org

Jane Howard: Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe … whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. www.CancerAdventures.org

There’s something ridiculously stress-reducing about ruffling a dog's fur as she looks deep into your eyes with unswerving love.

There’s something ridiculously stress-reducing about ruffling a dog's fur as she looks deep into your eyes with unswerving love.

Memorial lap quilt made from Hubby's shirts. After he died from cancer. After he lived a lot longer than he was supposed to.

Memorial lap quilt made from Hubby's shirts. After he lived a lot longer than he was supposed to.