1st Trip to MD Anderson 9/14/22

Here is a picture of Robbie from our 1st trip to MD Anderson 7 years ago today. His leg was in too much pain from the tumor to walk very far, so we wheeled him around to his appointments. It really hit me when this picture popped up in my memories today. I miss him…

Robbie’s Recumbent Bike Has a New Home 9/3/22

Robbie’s recumbent bike went to another child fighting osteosarcoma today. ❤️🎗 🚲 He had the same leg surgery as Robbie, so he walks with a limp. We are thankful another child can have fun biking again while they battle cancer. We were connected through MD Anderson’s Child Life program this week. Praying for him and…

Sharing Childhood Cancer Facts for the next month 8/31/22

This isn’t something you think about when your child gets sick with cancer, but it is so heartbreaking. It was difficult hearing Robbie’s plans for the future, knowing it wasn’t going to happen. He really wanted to accept the Google job, but he was too sick. He also talked about wanting to have children someday….

7 Years 8/27/22

On August 27, 2015, we learned that Robbie had cancer in his leg. This picture was taken a couple weeks before. His cancer was confirmed a few days later. Osteosarcoma is a rare and aggressive cancer. I will never forget how upset we all were, and at the same time, we were all trying to…

A Poem for Anyone Grieving 8/20/22

I am sharing someone else’s poem today because it is very true of anyone grieving. There is this never ending grief going on in the background of my life, which doesn’t mean I am not living and working, but it does impact every area of my life as I carry Robbie in my heart everywhere…

Helping a Friend 8/10/22

I am trying to help the boy we met from China that has osteosarcoma sign up for high school. I made multiple calls, and I still have more calls to make. I had no idea how hard it would be to explain the child’s situation and not start crying. He is such a sweet boy,…

August 2022

A picture of Robbie waiting for his appointments at MD Anderson 4 years ago. Our last August together. He was starting to have difficulty breathing due to all the tumors and fluid in his lungs. I also started teaching in Texas in August 2018. Something I wouldn’t have done if I knew he would be…

Dreaming of Robbie 7/31/22

I had a dream last night that Robbie was back. I said but he had cancer, so the doctors checked and he was healed. I asked about his heart and spine due to Marfan syndrome and again all checks and everything was healed. Then they checked his vision and his eyes were perfect too. Robbie…

Peaceful walk 7/28/22

The greatest influence I have when I walk is remembering how Robbie never gave up. He walked with a hurt leg that never functioned correctly after his cancer surgery. I find walking peaceful, but I have to drag myself out of my air conditioned home into the Texas heat. Walking is helpful on my grief…