Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Still Held High

Several years ago, I posted here about a female Family and Consumer Science teacher who proudly sported a head that was bald as a bowling ball—presumably from cancer treatments.  In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is an update.

I recently saw her walking through the halls.  She now has a nice, thick head of hair.  I remember hearing once that post-chemotherapy hair can be even thicker and better than before, and it certainly seemed true in this case.  I’m pleased to report that she looked healthy and rosy and ready to take on the next adventure that life has to offer. 

And even more than ever, she walked like a winner.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.  That will be the beginning. ~Louis L’Amour


  1. That could be a CS story about overcoming obstacles...

    I have a friend whose hair came back in curly. She doesn't like it, but it looks marvelous on her.

  2. I also have a friend whose hair came back curly, and she loves it.
    Your description of the teacher's new winning attitude is wonderful, Tammy. I enjoyed this read.

  3. What wonderful news about your teacher-friend. And I love your quote.

  4. That's the type of story we all like to read!

    Critter Alley

  5. Wonderful! And I love the quote too!

  6. Nice, positive post Tammy. Thank you!

  7. The quote is meaningful, and your message about your colleague is uplifting. My friend lost her straight hair, and when it grew back, it was curly.

  8. I LOVE this quote Tammy! May I borrow it for a "quote of the day" on my website? Nice post! ; )


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