What do you do for a living?
I’m a father of three, husband of one.
My name is Kevin, you can call me Kevin.
My blog started as a journal of my wife’s battle with leukemia. I’ve always loved writing and used it as a way to get my feelings and/or frustrations out of my heart and head and onto something else. I started the journal, “Lisy’s Battle with Leukemia” two days after my wife was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
A few weeks later I started a blog after reading about these so-called weblogs in an article in my local newspaper. That’s right, a newspaper, those black and white (and sometimes colored) pieces of paper that get your hands (and then your pants, white work shirt) all black.
I figured an online journal or blog would keep my family and friends informed of Lis’ battle and then recovery, and would allow me to stop answering the individual, “How’s she doing?” emails that had littered my inbox.
Since I started in April 2005 Lis has gone from a 3-6 month life sentence to kicking cancer’s butt big time! We (doctors included) thought she would need to have a bone marrow transplant. Nope, turns out she destroyed any sign of the bad cells. She went into remission in November 2005.
We (doctors included) said it was likely we weren’t going to be able to have any more kids (we were blessed with Lukas, who was only five months old when his Mama was diagnosed). Nope, we had our daughter, Lia, in September 2008 and just to totally prove the cancer wrong, our third child, Levi, was born in March 2011.
In November 2010 we celebrated her fifth anniversary of remission with a huge surprise party that caused Lis to tear up. That’s when you know something is special.
In 2015 we’ll celebrate her 10th year of remission.
Presently life is back to “normal”.
If you’re interested in reading our battle/journey/nonsense then you can start at the beginning here. If you’re looking for something in particular, here are the categories I write about and what they are about:
Since ’05 we’ve participated in this amazing fundraising event that has become a big part of who I am now.
Every year I set five goals for myself. Every year I look back at those five goals, and usually how I’ve failed.
It ain’t easy, but here you’ll find the ‘mushy’ stuff about my wife and I.
I love lists. From vacations we want to take, 58 things I learned while I was home alone for 58 days, Christmas movies, memorable days, and tips on traveling with kids. It’s all here.
This is where you’ll find the good stuff. The drama. The stuff I wrote about late at night, usually after a day spent at the hospital, and often with my 5-month old sitting by my side. The original name for my blog, and how this site started. You can read about what turned into a successful battle against cancer, and the after effects of it here.
All that pop culture nonsense can be found here! I like it, so there!
And I also love sports and writing about it, so there!
Everything related to my kids, Lis, me, the five of us, it’s all here! Well most of it is.
Plain and simple, my year in review for each year since 2005 (minus ’09, not sure why).