A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Monday, March 8, 2021

The Focused Fight!

Hello readers! Maybe you have noticed that I have not blogged or posted anything since Valentine's Day. I am sorry about that, and I've missed it more than you know. However, I've had some major health challenges of late, and had two surgeries, the last one on February 17th, 2021. Ironically, I was done with writing, as well as the formatting (by Susie Stevenson) the day before my surgery. I was working night and day to finish it before I went in as I knew I would have a "longish" recovery period. I plan to write about my diagnosis and the challenges that I faced at at later date. NOTE: I'm OKAY!

The irony of the whole thing is that in The Focused Fight, I talk about advocacy quite a bit. It's one of the lifelines in dealing with a Childhood Cancer diagnosis. The parent has to be the eyes and ears and voice for the young child moving forward in just about everything medical. I did a huge amount of advocacy for Ryan, and most recently, had to advocate for myself. The book, not even published yet, had to be "dusted off" so I could use some of the strategies to get me to the correct place in my journey. It worked!

Drum roll please...here is a preview of my book's jacket. Inching along...and getting very close to publishing.



1 comment:

retstoy said...

So glad you are okay. Can't wait to read your book.