Just one gal trying to find life's silver lining


I built this blog while riding the train to Baltimore, MD on Saturday November 10, 2012. The original goal was to create a place to focus on the positive in life as I dealt with the fact that my father had terminal cancer and the dynamics in our family had forever been changed by his diagnosis. I wanted a safe place, I wanted to recognize the light in the dark places.

Naively, I thought the need to focus on the positive would never be greater than it was that morning. But then I was forced to remember how fragile things are, we only have the moment. That afternoon, still November 10, 2012, we lost my wonderful brother Luke. I hadn’t been able to bring myself to publish this blog or start writing since.

The upheaval continued and we lost my dad after a short battle with lung cancer on December 3, 2012. I now realize there is no time like the present. There have been bright moments, silver lining and tons of pain these past 6 weeks. If I don’t stop to acknowledge them now, I don’t know when I will be able to.


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  1. Keep on writing Mary. It’s going to be what helps you make it through this awful time. You write so beautifully and eloquently that it will be fun to read from you. I look forward to future entries……thank you……for everything!!

  2. Christy Bradford said:

    Looking forward to seeing more from your blog. It will be healing for many of us & I hope healing for you as well. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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