At age 6 Isabella declared, “Papa you have to live long enough to see my first baby born, but not my second one.”

Bella and her two sisters, Natalya and Ariana, have been encouragement/oxygen for me in the cancer war.

Sometimes life is so difficult, all one has to hold onto is a tiny thread. One mother had absolutely no reason left to hang on; except for her 3-year-old child. 

Bella will soon play Maid Marian in the school play. The story of Robin Hood is so good for the soul. It is the underdog winning.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

This photo of Isabella, now 12, is worth more than a thousand positive words to me.

Challenge: find one of your favorite photos of one who loves you, who wants you to be alive and present in their lives.

What we appreciate will appreciate. Who we live for will inspire us to fight to live with joy.

Thank you, Isabella, Maid Marian for loving and believing in me.

I think I will be a Robin Hood in somebodies life this week.