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When You Receive Tender Mercies

It’s been a long, hard day. In fact, it’s been a long, hard several days. Maybe even weeks. And when it gets like this, those small tender mercies can be hard to notice. Oh there’s happiness mixed in between of course, but with Hubbalicious working such long hours at the shop because we’re short-staffed right […] Read the whole post!

What I Learned From Battling Cancer

Have you been following Shannen Doherty on Instagram? If you haven’t, you should. You may have heard that she’s been battling Breast Cancer. While I haven’t been a super huge fan of hers (I liked 90210 and everything, but I haven’t really kept track of her), when I heard she had cancer, I started looking […] Read the whole post!

An Open Letter To Myself On My 35th Birthday

I can remember when my parents were 35. They were such young parents, and I always loved that because they took us all kinds of fun places, played outside with us, and most importantly, they could remember what it was like to be my age. You see, when my parents were 35, I was 17. […] Read the whole post!

5 Reasons Why Having An Ileostomy Is Awesome

Over the course of the 6 years that I’ve been living with a Colostomy/Ileostomy, I have heard one phrase over and over and over again: “I don’t know how you do that, I could never do it.” Occasionally, I’ve also heard: “I’d rather die than have to live with an Ostomy.” The first one, is […] Read the whole post!

Life Lessons from “Dawsons Creek”

How many of you out there watched Dawson’s Creek? Wordy teenage angst set amongst a beautiful, small town, waterfront community? Raise your hands if you tuned in every week… Come on people – be honest – get those hands up! Alright, that’s more like it! So did you love Dawson or Pacey? I know, that’s […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 6

On December 3, 2004, I started the day in a beautiful guest room with all my best friends around me. My best friends, who on this day, were more than friends – they were my bridesmaids. As we ate breakfast from the display of fruits and pastries that only Tone (a friend of our family) could make so […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 5

My journey picks up again in April 2004. The day was finally approaching: My Missionary was coming home. He had been gone 2 years. For the past 2 years, all I’d seen were pictures like this: But he was finally coming home. I would finally see his face. Here he is with his Dad, who […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 3

When faced with anything unknown, the first instinct is typically to just soak up as much information as possible, and learn as much as you can. And that’s exactly what we did. We became like sponges – and what we learned was pretty scary. Despite the delightful and hilarious way we found out what I was wrong with me, (my Crohn’s Disease diagnosis) this disease sounded […] Read the whole post!

Living with Crohn’s Disease: My Story, Chapter 1

People tell me all the time, “I don’t know how you got through that – I could never do it.” To say I find that amusing is an understatement. It implies that because of some heroic effort or superhuman abilities – I was better equipped than the next person to withstand the pain and suffering that came along with a […] Read the whole post!

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