One Month Ago: The To-Do List

July 16, 2014

One month ago today, it was Father’s Day. Simon worked out in our yard for three hours. He finally finished ripping out the massive bougainvillea that was terrorizing our back fence. I was working on a to-do list for the week. Here’s that list:

Drop off kids at school, all need lunches packed
Pick up oldest kid after work
Buy diapers for baby shower
Buy present for friends that gave us honey

Take girls to park
Watch son’s friend
Take son and friend to cub scouts

Drop off girls at school, no lunches (hot lunch)
Take son to breakfast
Buy present for birthday party
Hair appointment
Simon to pick up girls
Buy present for bridal shower
Go to dress fitting for brother’s fiance

Take kids to How to Train Your Dragon 2
Go to dessert place with Groupon

Doctor’s appointment for Simon

I made it through the first item for Monday (Fine, and #4 for Wednesday. I hate roots.) That Monday night, I went to the ER at the hospital where I work. Simon was having some pain and left work early.

Then it was cancer.

Then the To-Do list became much, much shorter.


Stop this cancer

Spend time with the ones we love


  1. liliana on July 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Praying friend

  2. Ashley on July 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    You are amazing! I love you and your family! !! Seeing everything you have to go through lately makes me want to be a better person.

  3. Linda manley on July 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Prayers continue for your sweet, precious family.

  4. Susan Gaines on July 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm


  5. Brenda McCoart on July 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Praying strength and peace. God will provide.

  6. Cherise Wicks on July 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Continually lifting your sweet family in prayer. May God bless you with everything you need at just the right time.

    Love from Atlanta,

    Cherise Wicks

  7. Julie Owens on July 16, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Perspective is everything.

  8. Heather on July 17, 2014 at 6:54 am

    What a difference a day can make in our lives…lots of prayers sent




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