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 Favorite Things Party

October 27, 2021 | Danielle | Writing | 0

What a year, 2021 will go down as one of the most crazy for me. Our house is still in a flurry of activity after the 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…

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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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20 Year Cancerversary

January 23, 2021 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 1

How an unexpected opportunity to get the Covid-19 vaccine sparked the perfect memory to help me appreciate my 20 year cancerversary.  “Wow, you are a walking miracle!” I’ll admit it: This encouragement was both surprising and nice to hear a few days ago. I happened to be receiving Dose 1 of the Covid-19 vaccine.  I…

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The year that didn’t go as planned

December 30, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 2

Do you remember the sweet taste of nostalgia we were experiencing this time last year? I do. I was one of those people who dug up pictures and journal entries from as early as 2010 and posted some highlights from the decade. A few of the highlights, like becoming a parent, accepting a dream job,…

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Colonoscopy #15 – the 2020 edition

November 30, 2020 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 2

Hey friends, my 2020 colonoscopy brought good news. Here’s the rundown of how COVID-19 affected it, the prep, the actual procedure  and recovery! COVID-19 Colonoscopy I hope this will be the only colonoscopy I undergo while Covid-19 is running the world. I’m realistic and understand that it takes time to fight a global pandemic, but…

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Passing the Baton – My last post about adoption

November 1, 2020 | Danielle | Adoption | 0

Here’s why this will be my final post for National Adoption Month unless my daughter chooses otherwise.  Ten years ago in November 2010, I excitedly opened my laptop and began pecking away on a post that would announce big news: We were adopting! In a world that was saturated with creative pregnancy announcements and surprise…

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Big Earrings – A Devotional on Influence

October 23, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

When I was six years old, I got my ears pierced for the first time. I remember the moment well—while sitting in the tall chair, feet dangling below, I felt both excitement as I picked out new studs and anxiety because of the ear gun. My momentary fear was worth it because after a painless…

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