Pat has such interesting real life stories to tell.
The year was 1950. The place was Maspeth, New York. We lived in the house on 73rd. St. There were four of us. Myself, almost 7, my two older sisters, 8 and 10, and my brother, 5. It was summer, and in those days the only recreation we had was summer school. The local elementary school was open to all children. They offered arts and crafts. Knock hockey. Checker Tournaments. Basket Ball, Potsy or if you prefer it was also called Hop Scotch, and every day they would put the showers on and everyone was allowed to cool off running through the delightfully cool water. This was all supervised by teachers that worked through the summer to make extra cash.
We (my siblings and I) were allowed to attend summer school with the consent of our parents. Every morning my mother would pack each of us a lunch and a…
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After reading Marala Scott’s stunning book In Our House it’s inspiring to see how her faith and trust in God continues to lead her life. She says regarding her surgery: “You can bring about life saving discovery if you pay attention to what your body is telling you so pay attention.” Reading this during a life-changing time in my life is surreal.
Every day I find ways to celebrate life but today I celebrate life for it is the anniversary of yet another amazing gift God graciously handed me! I celebrate with a passion that I hadn’t fully discovered prior to two years ago, today. I was happy but hadn’t considered how limited my time here is and like most, I don’t know when it will end.
At the point I had the most peace in my life, I found out that I had a brain aneurysm and with more tests my neurosurgeon found yet another. (You can bring about life saving discovery if you pay attention to what your body is telling you so pay attention.) I was afraid to go through with the brain surgery because of the risk and location of the aneurysms and I wasn’t ready to leave the people I love although I knew the choice wasn’t…
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A few weeks ago I was trying to comment on a wonderful blog, and I needed to sign up first before it would post. This is how I ended up with this account. I’m not computer savvy, so let me just invite you to my website which will soon have a place for authors to promote their works: kathleenjanzanderson.com