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My Blogiversary – 4 Years and Counting

sunflowers-abstract-background_fJh4nnvd-002Four years ago this week I pressed the “publish” button and I was off and running with my little blog, Renee’s Revelings.  It’s always amazing to me how quickly time goes by.  I started my blog just because  I had some stories I wanted to share.  Most importantly I wanted to share our family stories of how we have dealt with chronic medical conditions, and childhood leukemia.  My opinion has always been if I can touch one person’s life who maybe is struggling a little, and I can give them hope that they will be ok then my writing has made a difference.

I’ve told stories about so many things over the past few years.  Tom’s Travels, grand-kiddies, quirky happenings around the house when Travel Man is away, and lots and lots of family stories.  Little did I know that I would enjoy writing and sharing my stories so much.  It has been a positive force in my life, and now I’m always looking for tools and tips to improve my writing.  I will admit I have had bouts of not being able to write one word.  This was especially true when my Dad passed away two years ago.  It was so difficult to put any thoughts and stories on paper.  I honestly had to do a ton of just plain journaling my thoughts in order to find my way back to my stories.  But after getting through  the loss, and helping my Mom start to put things in order for herself I found my way back to my story-telling.

Blogging has been a great learning experience for me.  Teaching me how to be more social (that’s out of my comfort zone for sure), and teaching me so, so much about the world of social media.  Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and on and on. Oh my there’s a lot to learn out there in the blogosphere.  I had better get busy! As I continue on in my blogging adventures I hope you will come along with me, and bring your cup of coffee too!


There’s An Anniversary We Did Forget

Our son, Zachary, turned 21 this past July.  In August,  on the 14th to be exact we should have done the “happy dance” for Zachary and at the very least remembered the date.  August 14th, 2012, was Zach’s 8th Anniversary of cancer survivorship.  He’s a survivor of childhood leukemia (ALL).   I told our family’s story earlier this year in a three-part series, where you can read all the details of our experience.

I woke up this morning feeling a little bummed out that we had forgotten to mark the date this year.  I have never forgotten to celebrate this date since Zach’s chemo ended in 2004.  So, since I have this platform to celebrate my son and his good health, I am.

December 2001 – Zach had been in treatment since April of 2001, and continued his chemo regimen until August of 2004.

Christmas 2001 – Zach’s a trooper!

Turn the clock ahead to 2012-Healthy and strong.

Zach’s 21!!*

Happy 8th Anniversary, Zachary.  Livestrong, Superman.

*Photo credits from the birthday party – Elaine Zee.

A Little Vacation

Hello friends and neighbors. Travel Man and I are taking a vacation together for the rest of the week. We’ll also be celebrating our tenth anniversary. Wow! Time does fly when you’re having an adventure. I’ll be back with my blogging stories next week. In the meantime I’ll be taking a little break from the electronics too. Everyone enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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