Author: Danette Rollo

Just Because…

     Cancer. That awful, dreaded, and hated word: cancer. It’s all around us. It’s everywhere.      It takes me back to childhood games, like Head’s Up Seven Up, where the point of the game was to figure out who the “It” was…who was going to fall prey to them next? Secretly thinking, while covering my eyes, “don’t pick me, don’t pick me, don’t pick me” and then suddenly feeling that light touch on your thumb. “Boys and girls, you may open your eyes and, if you were chosen, please stand up.” I remember slowly coming to a stand while my eyes glanced around the room at all of the other victims and finally settling on the “Its” at the front of the room, wondering who it was that flicked my finger. Sadly, however, cancer is real; it’s not a game at all. It’s a frightening monster that lurks in the shadows and shows it’s nasty self in the most unlikely of people at the most unlikely of times. Who’s going to be next?      Missy, a very dear friend of mine, recently found out her husband has stage 4 colon cancer. After an MRI was performed, they discovered the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes and liver. The chances of him living for more than 5 more years are 8%. Let that sink in for...

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Perfect Imperfections

     From the second you lay eyes upon your brand new baby, it’s love at first sight. You count their 10 little fingers and their 10 little toes. You check to see whose eye color they inherited. You check to see if baby is bald or has hair and you snuggle that sweet, little bundle of pure perfection because God blessed you with such a beautiful gift…      …however, there are some things you might not be aware of at that exact moment. Does this child have a food allergy? Will this child have a learning disability?...

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