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Let the countdown to surgery begin!

Yesterday was Desmond’s first Thanksgiving, but it marked precisely a week until his open heart surgery at Vanderbilt Children’s Medical Center in Nashville, TN. We ate food with family as we would every year on that day, but in the back of everyone’s mind was that we cannot believe we only have seven days until Desmond’s heart will be fixed! 289 more words



On the 26th, of November Brian Tracy · Tweeted:

It is important, especially around the holidays, that we all express, what I like to call an attitude of gratitude. 296 more words


Thank You

It never fails to amaze me – the redemptive quality of families – of forgiveness, love, laughter – the messiness and imperfection, the prayers for patience and tolerance, the unexpected kindnesses, the tears as we go around the table saying what we’re thankful for.   271 more words


Freedom, Justice, and Radical Love

“We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sweet Honey in the Rock

The grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, weighs heavily on the national conscience. 513 more words


Finally some water works...

Let me start with a question … Do you find it easy to cry?

Well I don’t! I didn’t cry for 3 years when I was a teenager and for the last 6ish months I have been having difficulties in crying again. 233 more words

Hidden Nanook Blog

A Medical Appointment

I gathered my strength to be a patient

For another medical appointment

To keep my peace and quiet my thoughts 

I brought a book I thought I’d need… 69 more words

Spiritual Impressions

In the eyes of a child

In the eyes of a child – everything is a discovery. They welcome everything with an open mind, an open heart. They find joy and wonderment in their own shadow, the dry leaf on the ground, the dampness of the grass. 41 more words

Speaking From The Heart