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.
The other day we found ourselves without any kids in the house for a while. That NEVER happens! So we decided to have a little impromptu lunch date at one of our favorite spots. It was wonderful! Having cancer or a chronic illness can really put a strain on your relationships. Your partner and… Read More Keeping your relationships strong in the hard times.
“True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves.” -Jeffrey R. Holland That crazy guy right there, I love him SO much! He sure didn’t expect to suddenly be thrown into the role of caregiver at the age of 36 when I got cancer. Talk about putting… Read More Gratitude for My Hubby, My Sexy Male Nurse
I wrote this after getting my diagnosis of rectal cancer, right before starting treatment. Our whole world had been turned upside down. It’s still so fresh even a year and a half later that when I read this again, it makes me want to cry. Or puke. Or both if I’m honest. See below for… Read More Accepting that Life will Never be the Same Again
*If you want to read about my symptoms and how I knew something was wrong before reading this post, click here. It is cancer. You have cancer. I have cancer. No matter how it is said, these are three words you NEVER want to hear. It saddens you when you hear these words about… Read More It is cancer.
Sandwiched between their “once upon a time“ and “happily ever after,” they all had to experience great adversity. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf Chad and I met “once upon a time” in a Spanish class at our high school. He was a junior, I was a sophomore. We sat by each other and, to be honest,… Read More When Trials Threaten Your “Happily Ever After”