Say her name

http://warriorsforprincesspiper.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IMG_0063.mp4 With love, from Mama: She went by many names: Piper the powerful, Pretty P, Pip Pip, Pipes, Princess Piper, Sissy, and Little Dove. Her life on this Earth was extraordinary.  From the moment...

Lead the way

The last thing she asked for was chocolate cake. The last thing she did was nod when we told her we loved her. She was brave. She was strong. And she was not afraid. With broken hearts we share that on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:49 p.m., Piper took her last courageous...

Something Gold

http://warriorsforprincesspiper.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0001.mp4 September is the month when parents, families, patients, survivors, and advocates ask the world to “Go Gold” in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness.  It’s just 30 days of the 365 in a year. ...

Hold my hand

As August began, so did subtle changes in Piper’s symptoms. Walking became more difficult, and her right leg struggled to keep pace with her left. Although wobbly, she could still get around, which meant we still had to remind her to slow down. But each passing day...

Wind

I used to hate the wind. I would describe it as my least favorite weather element, totally lacking in virtue. It always seems to show up at inopportune times, like when you’re ready to play at a park, or happen to be wearing a skirt.  But now I draw new associations. ...