October 16, 2019 KimHarms

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Bras for the Cause Gala with my brother  in Des Moines. I’ve posted some photos to social media, so maybe you’ve seen this sculpture already, but I wanted to share Keith’s (Keith Nelson Arts) description of the piece he created and donated to be auctioned off in my honor.  All proceeds from the event go toward providing underprivileged women with necessary mammograms and cervical screenings. How many people can say that their story inspired a piece of art? And that that piece of art is helping people?  It’s pretty sweet….

September 25, 2019 KimHarms

I didn’t know it at the time, but the day I met Jolene Philo in 2011 was the beginning of a long writing journey that ultimately led to a contract with a literary agent and most recently a contract with a publishing house for my first book.  Jolene and I meet at Panera to eat yummy food, drink yummy drinks and talk all things writing. She has been an invaluable mentor in my life, and I am thrilled that she agreed to write a guest post here at Life Reconstructed. My body was physically reconstructed which led to a life…

September 3, 2019 KimHarms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGwBXuvecg0 It will be you and me up in the trees and the forest will give us the answers. Trees, Marty Casey I don’t really believe the forest will give me the answers, but I have to say, it’s pretty common for this song to pop in my head as I sit out on my deck overlooking my own forest. (It’s not really a forest, just like an acre and a half of trees, but sometimes I pretend.) I love being up in the trees with Corey. I love dreaming dreams with him. I love the spot on this earth…

August 19, 2019 KimHarms 6Comment

“It just seems so unnatural.” Judy Anderson reflected on back-to-college shopping with her granddaughters. Annelisa will be a senior majoring in meteorology at St. Cloud State and Kylie a sophomore in elementary education at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. The girls lost their mom Jodi (Judy’s only daughter) on May 30 after a three year battle with breast cancer. Of course, Judy’s statement is something any mom in her situation might say. We’re not supposed to lose our children. It’s not the natural order of things. But real life doesn’t always go according to plan. Jodi was diagnosed with breast…

August 7, 2019 KimHarms 1Comment

His feet are adorable. I sit here beside my sleeping teenager who is slowly coming out of anesthesia. With an IV in his hand, warm blankets on his lap and cute one-size-fits-all footies on his size 12 feet, I can’t stop looking at him. He just had a procedure that will hopefully give us answers to some health issues he’s been struggling with for almost a year. I worry about his health sometimes, but today I’m content just watching my boy and adoring his feet. So cute in those blue hospital booties. Wasn’t it just a few days ago that…