Live your Minutes

Live your Minutes

When I was asked to share the story of my brother I thought ; how can I capture him, his story and the grief left behind? The truth is, its been nearly 6 years since Jonathan has passed, and the waves still come! The waves come because of the man he was that we all...
A Simple Message

A Simple Message

Laughter bounces off the walls inside a Salem home. They’re the sounds of love and family.  This what Kelley and her husband Will Goodwin were holding onto back in 2019. Doctors had discovered a soft tissue sarcoma with four to five tumors in her abdomen. One of them...
Living with Hope

Living with Hope

Gene Zielinski’s story  (told by his wife, Carol) It started out as a routine checkup a week after his 68th birthday on January 29, 2020. When his doctor did his usual check of the lungs he paused and said, “Hmm… I don’t like the sound of that”.  From that...
Ray of Hope

Ray of Hope

My husband, Jeff Morrison, turned 59 this  August 7, 2021.  A few days later on Aug. 10, 2021,  he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. What Next? For the last few month he had been experiencing stomach pain that would go from mild pain, which he thought was...
Beacon of Faith

Beacon of Faith

My Mother’s Courageous Fight My mother, Mary Ellen Kemper, was born in Toppenish, WA on May 4th, 1946 and was one of six children. She would marry my father, W.K. Nelson Nov 9th, 1967. I recall my mother being seldom ill and always on the go either with church...
All by Myself

All by Myself

Late 2019, I found a lump in my right breast.  I called my doctor, but we decided to wait until my yearly exam in February of 2020. Come February the lump felt bigger, but my doctor was not concerned about it and said to me “it doesn’t feel like cancer, so...