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. ...

After you go to sleep and wake up

After you go to sleep and wake up is phrase we use to describe “tomorrow” in our house.  Once Piper learned to talk, she spoke mostly in questions.  Her inquisitive mind was constantly searching to understand.  She was always asking what we meant by tomorrow, and when...

Pretend I’m Gone

In April 2013, I learned I was pregnant with Piper. I remember being overcome with joy. At that point, Neddy and I had been married two years and together for 11. We always knew we wanted to be parents, but we also wanted to be ready. We decided to wait until he...