Another Day to Smile

Kidney Donor–6 weeks post-op

I realize that some are checking out this blog to learn a bit of the donor process. Understanding the need for full disclosure, I will give the latest update. Last

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Prepare For Battle!

I flipped open the cover on my phone, just to double check. My husband was off on a ski trip with some of his buddies, and I didn’t want to

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A Kidney for a Stranger?

“You’re doing what?” I recently joined a Kidney Donor Facebook group, trying to learn as much as I can before ‘the big day’ (30 days from now, but who’s counting?)

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How I Found My Story Idea

Since writing my book, I’ve had several people interested in how I came about finding my story. Let’s just say, I have a bit of a warped imagination. I’m one

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Pick Me! (Kidney Donor)

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo… Pick me! Pick me! Well, it wasn’t quite that easy or that random, but I’ve been chosen! I’m special! I’m a match! On our journey into

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Hope After Death

Outside my bedroom window is a Gumball tree, and its leaves are a flaming yellow and red. In the early morning, when the rising sun shines on the leaves, they

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Whitewater in West Virginia

Recently, our family went whitewater rafting on the New River. The name is an oxymoron, since geologists consider it the oldest river in North America, and it’s considered by some

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Words Matter

Words matter. A well-turned phrase can be as satisfying as a gourmet meal. That comparison may diminish somewhat depending on when the last meal occurred. But still, how words are

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Costa Rica! On Packing Light

Few things are as frustrating as having a few days in a new location and  your luggage decides to go elsewhere. For this reason, Doug and I travel with carry-ons

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