♥ About Me ♥

20161216_162416Hi and thanks for visiting!

After nearly 6 decades, my list of “labels” is pretty long.  Wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, smart-ass, wise woman, Shadow dancer, Light Bearer…

But today – in the here and now – I’m just a woman on a soul journey to find out what is true after having my life completely turned upside down with breast cancer diagnosis in January 2015.  A woman who wants what she has experienced to be used to bring hope, healing, laughter and love to others.

Thank you for going on this journey with me.

  • J.

All of the words on this site, unless otherwise noted, and all of the photos are my creative children….I like to take old vintage black and whites, and make them into something new.

12 thoughts on “♥ About Me ♥”

  1. Hello Grace ~ I’m glad I re-found you! I’m throwing in the towel and letting my wordsmith muse take over, I’ve battled her too long! Lol! I look forward to hearing about your initiation on your new path…

    Connie xxo

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    1. OMG, girl! i was JUST thinking about you last week or so! I am SO happy to see you! Following your new space and look forward to “hearing” about whats happening with you! Xox


  2. Hello Grace, I hope you are doing well!! There are many sites that have info on using alternative methods along with chemo with great results. Be kind and loving with yourself. You are your own best friend at this time – your family and friends (unless they’ve been through it) will not be able to comprehend the emotions that go along with the diagnosis and treatment.

    I am a thyroid cancer survivor (3 years) and I was amazed at how people were so afraid to say the wrong thing – they ended up being super brief or lost touch! I found it wasn’t that they didn’t care!

    Take it one day at a time. You will be experiencing many changes – Your time is precious and you won’t want to waste it. It’s ok to be selfish!

    Wishing you blessings of perfect health!

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    1. Carol, forgive me for not replying sooner! Thank you so very much for the kind comment and congratulations on your 3 years!!! Yes, in some cases I have discovered it was the awkwardness of not knowing what to say that caused some to pull away…not all…but that is ok. I am following your advice and really listening to my Soul when it comes to making decisions. It is such a paradigm shift in lifestyle and all that Moving through this Unknown territory can only be done a day at a time, I have found. Do you blog? I was trying to find you…..xox. Thank you again.


    1. Thank you. Grace is actually my pen name….one I took a decades or more ago, as it is the meaning of my given name in its origins. “God’s Grace”. So happy to connect with you and look forward to sharing space together. Xo

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  3. Well it looks like we have a lot in common. I’ve dealt with cancer and am also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and an aunt. I retired 3 years ago and just want to live my life enjoying “life”. We differ in that you have a serious blog, I have a blog of fluff, but I enjoy it and hope I can continue with my fluff stuff and make a few people smile along the way.♥♥♥♥

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    1. Oh we do have a lot in common! I also live in California, here in Orange County. :-) (was just peeking around your blog). Trust me. This blog has been around since 2007, and I have posted LOTS of fluff! I love fluff! Haha. Some seasons in life just seem to have a little less of it. Thank you so much for the comment I look forward to reading you!

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  4. Hi Grace! I stopped by your blog particularly because of your name. This name is very special to me and there’s a story behind it but for now let’s just say, I had found my destiny mother, in America and she called me Grace with her middle & last name. She passed away last year. I never got the chance to meet her but this name is one of most precious thing she left me with other than her teachings of life and unconditional love.
    So because of that I opened your blog & couldn’t stop myself from reading. You write beautifully & from heart. Thank you. Would love to follow you along here. (Sorry for such long message) 💜


  5. Anyone: We would like very much to get in touch with the cousin of Kiva Lawrence, My wife Wendy talked with her most weeks; but then! no answer, we are so sad to have lost her. I am Raymond Austin, a director that worked with her many times. her late husband and I were friends an work mates for 1953. It would be nice and right to talk with her next-of-kin.
    Assuring you of our best intentions, The DeVere-Austin’s. http://raymondaustin.com/


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