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.