"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Feeling a little down? Just put a Stache on!
Print out several for your family and friends, get your camera ready and voila!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Surgery {N12} Nov12

I apologize if this is the first you've heard about the most recent surgery needed. Mom's been having constant pain from what we thought was her kidney stent and the regular infections that have been accompanied by the stent. The doctors feel these symptoms could be caused by the gallbladder and may be beneficial to remove. The gallbladder isn't looking ideal anyway and may quickly lead to pancreatitis so we've decided not to delay the inevitable and have the gallbladder removed.

During this surgery Mom will also have her usual 3 month stent change and hopefully a recent lump removed under her ribcage. This newly discovered lump will be removed and margins cleared. We're not taking any chances! The plan is to quickly address little things so they don't turn into bigger things. Mom is so brave! She's having the surgery on November 12th. She was in the hospital 34 years ago giving birth to me on that day. I know she will be thinking of this and so will I.

Love you Mom!

{Keep Calm, Stay Strong and Kerry On}

Friday, October 5, 2012

Art & Soul

Mom's dream has always been to have a quilt shop and it's happening! Art & Soul will open October 6th in Historic Downtown Petersburg, IL.

It's a gathering of Artist and will feature more than just sewing classes and local talent. Check out the Facebook Page for updates.


The Scope of Things

Dear Readers,

This blog is much larger than just my Mom's issues. Cancer effects us all and it changes our lives. We post stories to keep our family and friends updated, but I know that many of you in similar situations enjoy our story and find hope and comfort here. We just wanted to thank you so much for tuning in and we hope that in some small way we can help inspire and relate with you as we battle through each day.

Thinking of you with a heavy heart full of love tonight.