At first I was just going to link to the post below as one of my week-end links, but I had more to say than a one-sentence blurb of why you should read it, so this became a post of it's own. This isn't really about ALS; it's about choosing to live fully, no matter the circumstances. It's about … [Read more...] about Purpose, love, growth: is your life full?
When I first heard about the ice bucket challenge, I didn't get the point. What the heck does pouring a bucket of ice on your head do to help those suffering from ALS? But then I saw how much money has been raised: as of August 20, over $31.5 million has been donated to the ALS Association due to … [Read more...] about ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The day is February 28, 1998. My dad stands tall and proud, grinning in his tuxedo with polished cowboy boots. Since boots are made for jeans, he says he hopes they don't make noise swishing in his tuxedo pants as we walk down the aisle. I show him my own boots hidden under my wedding dress and he … [Read more...] about Dancing with Dad: an Anniversary Post
I hate ALS. This disease took more from Dad than his final breath: ALS stole his speech. ALS stole his ability to eat, or even swallow his own saliva. ALS stole enjoying a cup of coffee with friends at Waffle House. ALS stole cruising through the mountains on his Harley. ALS stole … [Read more...] about ALS Awareness Month