A story about a mom, her daughter and staring fear right in the face.
My writing mentor Rob had a pension for passing along his favorite books. I’d show up for weekly writing meetings, and more often than not he’d present me with one wrapped in beautiful paper. Sometimes the books were brand new. Other times they were used classics that he’d pull from his own collection (I liked those the most). Inside each cover, […]
November 17, 2014 marked one of the strangest and toughest days for me and my family. It all started around 4am, when my mom, sister, cousin, and I trekked to the Loma Linda Hospital to face the inevitable. Mom’s endometrial tumor had returned in a monstrous form, and her surgeon was going to do his best to […]
Each and every day we are faced with numerous challenges. There is no getting around it — for the difficulties we face are one of the constants in life. One of my favorite writers of all time, Paulo Coelho, once penned the following words: “When we least expect it, life sends us a challenge to […]