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Monday, January 16, 2017

RIP...my little Anna...

My Dear Sweet Anna,
 This is the last photo I took of you...I knew it would be difficult to lose you. You are the only dog I have ever had...and, Oh so special.  You helped me through some hard times and some sad times. Being with you always eased any anxieties I had.  You made me smile when I wanted to cry. When I felt low, you looked at me like I was Queen. You were my itty bitty rock and little pal with angel wings.
  I adopted you when you were broken...You got better as I did with you. You have always had your funny little quirks and so have I...but you didn't care, and I didn't either...we were such a good little “pair”.  I am so sad you are gone, but so glad you are in no more pain.  Blessings to you and all your little friends in animal heaven.
...Gonna miss you…Rest in peace my sweet little angel.  It's a good thing.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


* My Journal *  I had the great fun of “firing” my Oncologist this past week.  Yep…the adorable, funny, brilliant, mother of three, doctor of Oncology, is finished…slammed…terminated…kicked out…as I AM OFFICIALLY FIVE YEARS BREAST CANCER FREE! 

I celebrated by presenting Dr. Graff with five pink roses along with demanding a selfie, her and me, (wearing my lovely hospital gown)…and with the pure “joy” of giving her “the boot”!  Awww…(and no more tamoxifen).  That was a good day…and it’s a good thing. 

Don’t Forget to get your Mammograms!  (Early detection is best!)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Celebrating Mom's Freedom from Alzheimer's

* My Journal *  One year ago today my mother left this world we live in...I am not sad...instead, I take this day to celebrate that she has been freed from the Alzheimer's disease... a suffering prisoner, living in a horrific jail cell for nearly twenty years.  It was a huge relief when freedom abound and her deep dark mangled jail cell was finally unlocked.

I take this day to celebrate my mother’s freedom, and to hopefully bring a bit of awareness to the Alzheimer’s disease by posting, once again the documentary I created a few months before Mom passed.  (the sound needs to be on to watch).

I love you Mom.  It's a good thing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


* My Journal * 

Losing your mother is hard to do. 

On Sunday, February 28th, my husband, Roger Hunt, and his siblings lost their mother....Barbara Walters Hunt.  We knew the time was approaching, but as I watched Roger wiping his tears and choking up with difficulty speaking, it was a heavy reminder of never wanting to say goodbye. It doesn't matter what age you are in life...losing your mother is hard to do. 

When times like these become events in your life, it makes many of us reflect on where we are at...on this earth, what we believe in...and how we go about our lives with another loved one lost.  

If there was one thing Roger and I have, is we both were raised by really good solid people.  Both sets of parents have been honest, unselfish, caring, loving, hard working, (a little stubborn), down to earth, “what you see is what you get” kind of folks.  Both have had everlasting marriages through a lot of “thick and thin”.   If you add the number of years of marriage between these two couples, it equals to almost 130 years.  Need I say more.  

My parents really liked Roger’s parents.  They didn’t see each other very often due to location, but when they did meet, Mom and Dad were always so glad to see Barbara and Bill.  It was sweet, but not surprising. 

With both my parents gone, I think of them every day...sometimes my thoughts make me so sad, but other times they make me happy.  After the initial news of Barbara moving on to "a better place", I pictured something happy...

I envisioned Barbara entering Heaven with my mother greeting her near the entryway with a big smile and holding a platter full of appetizers.  Mom continuing her role as "hostess with the mostest"  wanting to make sure Barbara was OK, along with offering her some home-made "goodies".  Dad was near...yep...sitting in his easy chair, snacking on a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn...so glad to see Barbara, and greeting her with another warm smile. (I miss that smile.)  Mom and Dad quickly introduced Barbara to some of their friends and family, but of course, they knew she was on a mission to see some of her own family, especially her son.  That was when Dad told her that Tim (Roger's brother who we lost last year, the same week I lost Mom), was just on the other side of the next cloud, setting up a tent for the next camping adventure .  

Mother and son reunited.  I can just picture this reunion.

Roger and I have been very blessed to have our parents.  My prayers go out to the sole survivor, my father-in-law, Bill Hunt, of these four dear people.  Bill has endured much, especially in these recent years.  He has had some serious health issues including cancer.  While battling these obstacles, Barbara's health and mind was failing, setting up many exhausting days ahead for Bill, as caretaker.

I hope Bill can find comfort with the support of all the family and his friends during these hard days.  I also pray his feelings of grief can be eased by knowing Barbara has already found her fishing spot with Tim joining her.   The day will only be complete with a mouth watering fish fry...hushpuppies included.  I dare say..."That's a good thing".

...And to my dear father-in-law, Bill...We all love you... and may God bless you.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


      My Journal * This has been a good week for me....Mom is FINALLY resting in peace, and I am
      "Officially" A Four-Year-Breast-Cancer-Survivor!  (Just a reminder---Everyone please get your
      screenings scheduled!)  It's a good thing.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mom's Beautiful Day...

* My Journal * Yesterday was one of the most beautiful days I have had in many years.  A morning celebration of Mom's life brought back so many priceless memories. It was a day to honor my mother...the beautiful person she was.  This amazing day...filled with flowers, food, candles, her favorite colors, friends, neighbors, family, and sharing....Everything Mom loved that she SO deserved.  My many tears of sadness through the years, turned into tears of joy on this day in "Celebrating Mom Home".  This is truly a blessing and it's a wonderful "Good Thing".

Tuesday, May 26, 2015