Posted in October 2012

One year.

October 6, 2012.  Today is the official culmination of my project:  one year in the life of a survivor.  One year in the course of a life.  I decided I would look back at my first post from a year ago. I wanted to see if what I said then still rang true for me … Continue reading


I have loved photography my entire life.  I remember my first camera.  It was hot pink.  And I mean HOT pink (none of this pastel pink business).  I would wind the little dial, take a picture, and quickly wind the dial again, getting it ready for the next picture.  I have a little stack of pictures … Continue reading


I read the most beautiful post today,”The Mom Stays in the Picture”, by Allison Tate.  The first time I read it, it made me cry.  Oh, and the second time I read it, I cried again.  Tate comments on the importance of getting in the picture with our children.  In this digital age, we are … Continue reading


“Keep your face to the sunshine so you cannot see the shadow.” — Helen Keller When I was seventeen years old, I chose this quote as my senior quote in high school.  Did every school have senior quotes in its yearbook?  I don’t know, but we did.  I liked this quote, and it sounded pretty … Continue reading


Because without the bitter, baby, the sweet ain’t as sweet. — Brian Shelby, Vanilla Sky I was watching Vanilla Sky this past weekend.  One of the main characters, Brian (played by Jason Lee) kept talking about how one had to experience the bitter in life to appreciate the sweet.  If you have seen this movie, … Continue reading