Thursday, November 19, 2009

can i brag???

(me and Kenzie Wrigley Field 2009...i'm a diehard cubby fan!!!)

my daughter (stepdaughter)... Mackenzie found out today that she won first place in a poetry assignment in her English class. I really felt compelled to share this with all of you... so here goes (with tears streaming down) as i type it...

Drowning in Sorrow,
Torn by Cancer,
Risen AGain,
Stepped out of the past,
Uplifted by the people who love me,
blessed with a new mom,
learned to love again.
- Mackenzie Harrison (11/2009)

So...for those of you new to my blog, Kenzie lost her mom at 11 years old to that icky gross vicious thing we call cancer. She has had a lot thrown at her at a very young age...from losing her mom, to her younger brother being diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, who is now 13 and a beautiful amazing young man!!

So needless to say, i am a proud mama!!! She is beyond her years in so many ways but hides it most of the time. This is when I really see her...through her poetry! I love her and she teaches me more than she knows!! I hope you all appreciate Mackenzie Nikole's words.

Sending out lots of love and hugs and kisses!! Hold those you love close...sometimes we don't even realize what we may be doing for someone else, just by being us!!
xoxoxox good night!


  1. what an incredible poem. Tell Mackenzie congratulations for me. I lover her words. I have tears in my eyes over this.

  2. that was beautiful. isn't is amazing the beautiful souls come into our lives and teach us so much? love you kolleen.

  3. How wonderful K! She is an amazing little lady...your family sounds blessed to have one another. Those are incredibly touching sentiments coming from her.
    xoxo and big hugs to you

  4. wow, that was very touching. she is beautiful inside and out. she is also a lucky girl to have you.

  5. Tears streaming as I type this. How precious and painful all at the same time. It speaks a lot to what kind of a mother/person you are. What a proud mom! Big hugs to you Kolleen!

  6. Such a beautiful poem, you are both very lucky to have each other!

    Micki x

  7. lovely young lady. so insightful. kolleen, you are so the exactly right person to come into her life when she (they) needed someone. miracles abound. i love you. you certainly are who and where you need to be.

  8. Boy can you ever brag. After that poem you have a whole month of bragging rights left.

    You are both gorgeous.

    Love Renee xoxo

  9. This is so beautiful, her words are very touching. You're both amazing people.
    You're such an inspiration for me :)
    ❉ ✿ ✿ ❉

  10. so lovely and touching. congratulations to her!!!

  11. Tearing up twice now- Kolleen I am so touched by this beautiful poem. That is the cutest picture of you two. Please tell Kenzie that even though I don't know her, I adore her after reading that poem. Much love to you both...

  12. her poem got me so teary. its so beautiful and wise and authentic.

    thank you so much for sharing this!


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