Mixed Emotions

Today is a day of mixed emotions.

It’s a day spent at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The day swings two ways, and neither seems to put my mind at ease.

Either we learn of something new, and usually hard to pronounce, that we add to the long list of diagnosis that make up our youngest daughter.


We get the all clear for another year.

But….but….that’s GOOD! Right?

But she’s not all clear. She just spent 10 days very sick, vomiting, running fevers and barely able to get up off the couch.

So if we get an “All clear” at yet another doctor, that means that we are still unsure what is fully wrong with our girl.

Sigh…ferry is docking…off to another round….

My John Hancock

Remember “Thank You”?

Imagine you are meeting up with group of people, strangers, for the first time.


“How are you?”

“I’m so happy to hear that!”

“That’s great advice.”

“I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you, could you speak up?”

“I’m going to disagree with you on that one, but that is a very valid point”

“I’ve enjoyed talking to you”

“Have a nice day! Drive safe!”

“Thank you for your time!”

Now imagine you are walking into a room full of people who love you, who would do anything for you, your family…



“Don’t argue with me!”

“Stop mumbling.”

“Shut up.”

“Leave me alone.”

Am I the only one who thinks this needs to change? Why do strangers often get the best of people, while family gets the worst. Shouldn’t those who love you, and who you love, get the best we can offer?

My John Hancock


Thursday Thinking #17

This is a weekly series that I hope you will take part in. Basically, I will ask a question, you answer. Easy-peasy. ;) Sometimes the questions will be very simple and easy to answer in one word. Other times they may be more controversial and require a bit thought on your part.


Are you using an Apple product right at this moment?

Yes, times 2. Typing this on my MacBook and I have my iPhone playing on da Twitters right next to me.

I will keep trying.

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
You made the world a better place. RIP Steve Jobs

My John Hancock