If you're new here, you may want to subscribe via email here or via my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I woke beside my love, enjoyed my coffee, reading, editing- then I saw the calendar. Today- two years ago, the words were spoken, “I have received the pathology and you do, in fact, have breast cancer.” I heard very little after those words were spoken. She went on to outline our battle plan, to show me the images, to tell me what was to come- but all those words became...

I created a brief video this morning in response to your kind comments and emails yesterday. Let us all move today in love and pray for the caretakers in our lives. Enjoy my bed head.   ...

My heart has been stirred once again by a book I read before Jason asked me to be his. I read it so many years ago when I was filled with ideas of what love should be, imaginings of marriage, and wistful daydreams of love. I read the love story of Sheldon and Davy and grew deep expectations and hope for what my love story would one day become. Now, as I return to the story new nearly 20 years later- I see how I have known love like theirs in many ways, but in different ways. And...

I have a dear friend and I often wake to her texts that remind me she’s praying for me. It’s a lovely way to wake. She often will follow up with a question of how I’m feeling- and that text often makes me a little sad. I want to lie- but she is a friend that wants to hear the truth. You see, I want to feel good. I want to say I’m great. I want to not feel like I feel today. So yesterday I braved a challenge to my dear friend. I asked her to begin to ask...

Last night two different friends asked me how I was doing. I gave a limp reply- and they are the friends that ask: REALLY Kara, how are you REALLY? A few things have happened this week that have changed my perspective a bit. First, someone was coming to visit me for my birthday day, and they were asked- “oh, are you going to the hospital to see her?” Then as I was planning a retreat for this fall- one woman said she expected to find me very sick. ┬áMore than that-...

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