This blog was begun in early November 2008 shortly after I was diagnosed with a large arteriovenous malformation in my brain. I originally began blogging because I had always wanted to do so and having this brain anomaly gave me the impetus to put this idea into reality. I wanted to share my heart and mind and emotions with whomever was interested. From November 2008 until Feb. 12, 2009 when I had the actual brain surgery I let you all into my space where there was faith, fear, and hopefully a good sense of humor as well. If you know the story the brain surgery was just the beginning of the nearly unbelievable trial this turned out to be as you will see if you go back and read the “summary” post. Forty-six days at Mayo later I returned home to the folks you see here! Here is my remarkable and beloved family 19 months post surgeries in August 2010. To God be the glory for the things He has done!