"Judyth Clarkson has been in the nursing profession most of her professional life. She and her husband, Jack, traveled and lived in many parts of the country, raised two wonderful children and had twenty eight great years together. While living in New Mexico, she lost her husband to cancer in 1989. She continued her career working in nursing and then chose to retire after almost 40 years of continued education and experience. After moving to Illinois in 1999, to be closer to her family, she started a new career in retail customer service where she stayed for twelve years. In 2006 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having been through the experience with her husband and now her own, Judy took to writing as a way to deal with all the thoughts and feelings. It was sometimes hard to understand just what was going on and she found it helpful to put her thoughts down on paper and share them with others. It started with journaling and then moved to writing poetry. This book is a compilation of the last six and a half years. She continues to write poetry now for the shear joy of it"