Tag: cancer

Day 1 – the old beginning

Day 1 – the old beginning

Marica is sitting on the edge of the bed, weeping. “What’re we going to do? What’re we going to do?” I hold her and try …

 

No parking allowed

No parking allowed

Walking back to the car after work, feeling the full force of Monday blowing on our spirits, when we caught up with a very dear …

 

Change of plans

Change of plans

Work is love made visible. Khalil Gibran “I’ve got chicken pox!!!!!” announced my 15 year old nephew, Stefan, on his Facebook status. As I read these words …

 

327 – Returning home

327 – Returning home

Every single person has capabilities, abilities and gifts. Living a good life depends on whether those capabilities can be used, abilities expressed and gifts given. …

 

309 – The chain, unbroken

309 – The chain, unbroken

I’m feeling a bit sad tonight. After a great weekend, and an ok day at work, I come home and find some words that left …

 

143 – Holes in your stockings

143 – Holes in your stockings

My sister, Diana, and her husband, Miro, wanted me to come up to Auckland to be with them when they got the pathology results following …

 

141 – Under the knife

141 – Under the knife

Surgeons must be very careful When they take the knife! Underneath their fine incisions Stirs the Culprit – Life! — Emily Dickinson For 28 days my family has been counting …

 

124- Natural defenses

124- Natural defenses

These days I’m spending a lot of time thinking about, and being with, my sister as she comes to terms with the fact that she …

 

113 – In need of maintenance

113 – In need of maintenance

Some days we wish time away so that the day will end quickly. We want to forget these days and all that happens during them. …

 

078 – The Joy of Rhubarb

078 – The Joy of Rhubarb

Rhubarb. I’ve always loved it – perhaps my favourite ‘fruit’ dessert. There’s something wonderfully ‘Spring is in the air’ about it – especially if the …