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Category Archives: Family

The Second Question Asked

He gave me The Look. You know The Look. He was saying to me silently, “Does everything have a story?” He knew the answer and was playing dumb just so I would respond to The Look. So I played along. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Environment, Family, Friends, Gardening, Gifts, Memories | 8 Comments

Hold On Tightly and Hire a Professional

I have heard them all. From the day my son was born until and including today, when he graduates from high school. Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Children, Family, Memories | 11 Comments

Nosing Around

You never know what others will see in the rooms you live in. More importantly, what they will read into you in what they see about you and around you. Continue reading

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And So We Tussle

In general, those in the Simmons tribe like opposition that is clearly defined and worthy of our full battle abilities. Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Family | 14 Comments

We Went North for Spring Break

The final spot on the map, just a few months before he would be college bound. Sounded like a spring break trip made in heaven…by an only child with doting parents. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Memories, Travel | 13 Comments

Care Team

My first email received today was from my son’s pediatrician’s office. Today, on my son’s eighteenth birthday. And the subject line stated: Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Memories, Motherhood | 9 Comments

Catching Myself Looking

I’m looking. Constantly. He probably knows it. Probably playing dumb for his mother’s sake. Continue reading

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Good Dog

One of our greatest joys is working each day with a dog in our office. Our little Chancey brings us happiness and warmth at the most unexpected times. He never shows frustration or impatience. He always has time to listen or to share a hug. He never complains. He is always cheerful. Continue reading

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Hearing Voices

On Monday, World AIDS Day, I accepted an award from the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City – the Mark Dreiling Community Leadership Award – for twenty years of passion for the cause. In the days since, I have been asked by five people to publish my remarks. I can’t promise that these words were spoken verbatim, because I only wrote down “bones” for my comments, not a complete script. Continue reading

Posted in Family, Mental Health, Philanthropy, Volunteering | 12 Comments

You Are The Abundant Blessing

We have spent the past year with our eyes wide open and the desire for change in our hearts. It took Casey painting a quote on STUFF’s front glass to realize we have everything we want and have changed what we can. Colorful lives are what we lead every day. You are the abundant blessing for the artists we represent and the families we support. Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Celebrations, Family, Holidays | 3 Comments