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Yesterday two of my very best friends from college (one of whom I haven’t seen in years!) came over to watch the Seahawks game with us. It was a wonderful combination of catching up and feeling like no time at all had passed. I love those moments when your old world and your new world come together, especially when accompanied by amazing food (thanks Chris!), which they couldn’t stop talking about! But I have to say, the best part of this picture is the way Laney is looking at Scott…she was totally fascinated by how tall he is (6’7”) and couldn’t keep her eyes off him!

Yesterday two of my very best friends from college (one of whom I haven’t seen in years!) came over to watch the Seahawks game with us. It was a wonderful combination of catching up and feeling like no time at all had passed. I love those moments when your old world and your new world come together, especially when accompanied by amazing food (thanks Chris!), which they couldn’t stop talking about! But I have to say, the best part of this picture is the way Laney is looking at Scott…she was totally fascinated by how tall he is (6’7”) and couldn’t keep her eyes off him!

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Don’t read without a tissue

awanderingspirit:

I don’t talk about this much or ever but…
13 years ago this January I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia M5 the most aggressive form of cancer/Leukemia there is! I had 2 months to live and 3% chance to make it all this 3 months after I turned 21. The thing that bothers me the most is that out of 14 people including myself on the 7th NE floor (cancer ward) I am the only one who walk away and I watch as most of them passed. And add on top of that yesterday I was told that the Doctor who saved my life and had been seeing since day 1 died in June of cancer.  I really was hoping that someday he could meet my daughter and that I could get a real chance to thank him for all that he did for me…  I will miss him a lot.  
It breaks my heart that Chris had to lose yet another wonderful person in his life. So much that we have in our life (Chris, his health, our family, our daughter, etc.) is because of this amazing doctor that saved his life. Not only was he just a great guy, he was brilliant, yet among the most humble people I’ve ever met (brilliance and amazing bedside manner don’t always go hand in hand). We are glad to have known him, but so sad he is gone.

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People get really irritated by mental illness. “Just fucking get it together! Suck it up, man!” I had a breakdown, and a spiritual friend came to visit me in the psych ward. And they said, “You need to get out of here. Because this is the story you’re telling yourself. You know, Patch Adams has this great work-group camp where you can learn how to really celebrate life.”

It’s something people are so powerless over, and so often they want to make it your fault. It’s nobody’s fault. I started thinking of suicide when I was 10 years old—I can’t believe that that’s somebody’s fault. Like, “Oh, you’re just an attention getter.” Mental illness isn’t seen as an illness, it’s seen as a choice.

Yeah. I have a joke about how people don’t talk about mental illness the way they do other regular illnesses. “Well, apparently Jeff has cancer. Uh, I have cancer. We all have cancer. You go to chemotherapy you get it taken care of, am I right? You get back to work.” Or: “I was dating this chick, and three months in, she tells me that she wears glasses, and she’s been wearing contact lenses all this time. She needs help seeing. I was like, listen, I’m not into all that Western medicine shit. If you want to see, then work at it. Figure out how not to be so myopic. You know?”

Maria Bamford (via thekateblack)

As someone who works in the mental health field and specifically with kids, this is incredibly important. People (and sometimes parents) just don’t understand that it’s not a choice.

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