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Category Archive: Personal Reflections


Father’s Day Book Review: “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber

“Tell My Sons…” review - heartfelt advice from a father.

I recently read a book that had a profound effect on me as a father. I thought that “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber would be an ideal volume to share with you to mark this Father’s Day. I also want to take this opportunity to honor a man I’ve […]

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Our Family of the Month – June 2013

Our June Family of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family of the month that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. After Ava’s diagnosis with cancer in 2012 and an unexpected and extended stay in the hospital, Jeff and Janell, Ava’s parents, used CaringBridge. Primarily using […]

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My Own Silver Linings Playbook: Laughing at My Cancer

When dealing with a serious condition, humor can help.

I don’t take offense when people call me wacky, offbeat or different. I can’t deny that I find humor in unlikely places. But was cancer really a laughing matter? Well sure, when it was my cancer. Of course I was scared. Yes I held my breath waiting for the results of pathology reports […]

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After Treatment for Lymphoma, an Emotional Roller-Coaster

Emotions are a big part of this lymphoma survivor’s story.

Recently, my husband and I were sitting shoulder to shoulder at church on a Sunday morning. Within the span of a 45-minute service, I got the giggles, cried and then got the giggles again. Scott finally said, “I don’t care if you laugh or cry. Just pick an emotion!” Pick […]

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Our Caregiver of the Month – May 2013

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Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a family or caregiver that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. For those who have been a part of any kind of health journey, there is an understanding that it will have ups and downs. Each and every individual […]

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