Do you give out neighbor gifts during the holidays? I have the easiest holiday neighbor gift EVER for you! First I have to say I’m sorry that this post is coming at ya only a couple of days before Christmas. What can I say? I meant to post this earlier in the week…but then life… Read More Easiest Holiday Neighbor Gift EVER!
I think I am long overdue for a life update! I post regularly on my Instagram account @wife_mom_warrior but I just have not had time to update over here on the blog. A lot has been going on around here since I last posted. The biggest thing is that we moved to Utah! I know,… Read More Life Update
Emma from the blog Awaiting Rainbows asked me if I would be willing to share my story with her readers. I was so honored to have the opportunity to share and you know I love any chance I get to raise awareness of colorectal cancer. Sharing is caring friends! Every Wednesday Emma shares inspiring… Read More Check it out-Awaiting Rainbows Blog
Any time I see the words “I’m a survivor” I can’t help but sing it as the song “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child. Anyone else? Just me? That’s ok. Anyway, the chorus to that song is great: I’m a survivor I’m not gon give up I’m not gon stop I’m gon work harder I’m a survivor I’m… Read More I’m a Survivor! Wait…am I?
Have you ventured into podcasts at all yet? I have lately and I’ve enjoyed listening to them when I have the time. There are some really great ones out there too. Darla Trendler has recently started one called Spiritually Minded Mom and it is so good! She is interviewing different women about their journey… Read More Check it out-Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast
This picture is one of my favorites. It was taken on Mother’s Day two years ago. I had just recently been diagnosed with cancer but I hadn’t started treatment yet. Behind that smile was a terrified mama. One who wasn’t sure what the future would hold. The past two years have definitely been a rollercoaster.… Read More To my daughters on Mother’s Day,
Whenever people hear that I have had surgery which has left me with a permanent colostomy bag, they have lots of questions about it. This doesn’t offend me at all. Before I was in this situation myself I really didn’t know anything about them. I thought it meant that you carry a bag of your… Read More Life with a Colostomy-2 Months Later
With surgery impending, one of my biggest questions was what should I pack to take to the hospital? The only other times I’ve stayed in the hospital was after the birth of each of my three babies. Those times I only stayed for one night and packing for those hospital stays was a bit different… Read More Packing for the Hospital
If you read my last post then you know that right after Christmas we got news that there were still cancer cells remaining at my tumor site (if you didn’t read it, you can click here). Obviously this wasn’t news we were expecting. And this meant that now the surgery that I had managed to… Read More Time for Surgery-Abdominoperineal Resection & Permanent Colostomy
You’ve been here long enough. Living inside of my body. You were never welcome to begin with. But one day, somehow, you snuck in. You set up shop where I least expected it. Who knows how long you were there, growing and getting stronger, until one day you started to cause me pain. And that’s… Read More Dear cancer, it’s time for you to go.