Getting Angry at God

December 6, 2022 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship, Faith | 6

I wasn’t mad at God… at first. I was just distracted by the pain. I could have sworn a gang of bandana-wearing bullies had taken me to a back alley and drop-kicked me in the gut. A fresh incision down my abdomen brought searing pain. I could barely roll over in the uncomfortable hospital bed.…

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Returning to the Magic of Colon Camp

June 13, 2022 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

I spent last weekend at “Colon Camp,” an annual event by The Colon Club. When I first attended it 14 years ago, we didn’t formally call it that. I think it was referred to as the “Colondar Photo Shoot.” But things have changed around The Colon Club over the years (like the Colondar calendar is…

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Foster Care and Mental Health

May 1, 2022 | Danielle | Family | 0

It’s been nagging at me all week: I should write on my blog. Today when I realized that May 1 kicks off both Foster Care Month and Mental Health Month, I couldn’t ignore the tug any longer. It’s been awhile since I put my fingers to the keys to share a life update. I could…

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10 things to know about getting a colonoscopy

March 28, 2022 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 0

This post was sponsored by Salix Pharmaceuticals. However, all opinions are my own. It’s March, and you know what that means! Ready for some colorectal cancer awareness? A lot of you know my life has been absolutely crazy lately BUT I can’t let this month pass by without acknowledging my story and encouraging you to…

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Sick on my birthday

December 14, 2021 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Today is my 38th birthday and I’ve been sick as a dog. The only thing I know for sure is that I’ve got another UTI—my second in the past month. The strep, flu and Covid-19 tests have all come back negative so far, so we’re all scratching our heads. My throat feels like it’s on…

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Kim’s “My Favorites” Party

October 27, 2021 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Hey Friends, What a year. Our house is personally still in a flurry of activity after a crazy past few months. I’m not sure how I feel about the holidays kicking off in only 5 WEEKS! Although life has been pretty nuts as of late, my ability to plan ahead and organize has come in…

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Finding the Words

September 21, 2021 | Danielle | Family | 0

The past few months have been some of the hardest of my life, which is saying a lot since I’ve faced colon cancer twice. My health’s been great, and my family’s still in-tact. But we’ve faced a lot of other stuff, hard stuff, and I’ve got very few words to show for it.  This blog…

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Here Comes Survivorship

June 4, 2021 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 1

You know, after living through a global pandemic—something I could have never imagined I’d write in my lifetime—I’ve got a lot of things on my mind. I’ve been reminded over the past few days that to process the tough stuff of life, I’ve often turned to blogging. I’ve not usually been one who can blog…

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Spring is Coming – A Devotional

May 20, 2021 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

It was a beautiful sight. Hidden underneath the brush of dried brown leaves and mulch, a little green tip was appearing. The little leaf sparked joy and awoke a new hope. “Finally,” I whispered under my breath. “The peonies are coming in.” Just months earlier, under fading red and orange leaves, I’d carefully planted a…

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