White Van is Sold 7/24/21

We bought the white minivan used in February 2016, so we could fit Robbie’s wheelchair and equipment, and take him to Houston. We were in contact with MD Anderson. Our local cancer Dr couldn’t do anything else for Robbie and he was in very poor shape. He had extremely low blood counts and was so…

Guilt and Grief 7/12/21

As I go through the grief training, the latest video is on grief and guilt. The major point that I took away from the training is that we can’t take our “current knowledge” back and make ourselves feel guilty for something we didn’t know at the time. I like this idea because it goes along…

The Lincoln Cottage “Grief Exhibit” 7/10/21

I had the opportunity to “virtually” visit the Lincoln Cottage Museum in Washington DC on Zoom with the virtual grief group. The curator told us the story of Mary Todd Lincoln, all the grief she faced, and how she was judged harshly by society. In many ways, her unusual behavior could be explained by extreme…

What ifs/If only 7/4/21

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I joined an online training and grief support group called, Tender Hearts, run by grief author and expert, David Kessler. I wasn’t sure what to expect or if I would stay beyond the 1st month. It has been extremely helpful. Grieving yes and I probably always will, but…

Sarcoma Awareness Month 7/3/21

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Robbie had osteosarcoma. I had never heard of sarcoma cancer before Robbie got sick. When he complained of his leg hurting, I assumed he had growing pains, or had pulled a muscle. He hadn’t recently fallen or injured, so I was at a loss of what was causing his pain….

Oklahoma Trip 6/7/21

We spent a week in Oklahoma with our girls. It was wonderful to see them. It always brightens my mood to be with them. We went to the zoo where Ruth works, visited Pioneer Woman’s store and a movie set, and a couple state parks. Always missing Robbie. ❤

Lynn & Robbie 6 years ago today 5/20/21

In this picture, Robbie was still recovering from his leg surgery and needed a wheelchair or walker to get around. He was so weak from a year of treatments that most of the time we were using his wheelchair at that point. He also had another leg surgery to try to straighten out his leg….

Happy Mother’s Day 5/9/21

Happy Mother’s day! All great women in my life. My mother’s mom passed away when I was 4, but I still remember how kind she was. My dad’s mom lived until I was a senior in HS. She was kind, quiet, and loved books. I still have a couple children books that she gave me…

Jack Hanna 4/7/21

When Robbie was sick, Jack Hanna sent him a letter, signed a hat for him, and sent him a DVD of the Columbus Zoo. It is sad to learn that Jack Hanna has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Robbie wore the hat often when he visited the Houston Zoo and loved getting a letter from him.

Grief Setback 3/28/21

I have been fighting grief all week. After feeling so peaceful, I took one step back into reality after a week by the ocean, and was overcome with grief. The extreme sadness of being back in our house without Robbie. The quiet that I used to wish for when the kids were little is too…