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I write an inspirational blog about navigating my life with a terminal illness. Not everyone has cancer, but everyone has something.

I'm a 44 year old Mom, wife, daughter, and friend battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. I try to find the joy in every moment because moments are what matter most.

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Aug 2017

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The Calm in the Middle of the Storm

It is that time of year again. Back to school. Late summer. Blue skies and puffy white clouds. Beautiful days. Labor Day weekend.


It is also the anniversary of the day my life changed forever. It was the Friday before Labor Day. That year it was August 31st. I had a mammogram, then a sonogram, then the doctor told me I had cancer.


I spent over a year in treatment.

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Aug 2017

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The Simplest of Blessings

I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessings. Ezekiel 34:26


I have an amazing life. I am married to a man I lovingly refer to as Superman. I have two wonderful children, a girl and a boy, who bring me such joy. I happen to have the best Mom in the whole world and a Dad who was my hero but who now watches over me from heaven. I have the best friends a girl could ever have. I have a God who loves me and gives me strength to get the through the hardest of days. Yes, I happen to have stage 4 cancer and a pretty dismal prognosis but still, I have a blessed life. Mother, Husband, Children, Friends — those are some big blessings! Those are the blessings that fill that proverbial cup.


Although we all have our most obvious blessings, many people have blessings that go unnoticed. There are the blessings that are so simple, so every day, so seemingly mundane, that they may be overlooked. There are blessings that take me by surprise, that come out of the blue – like the blessings that sprinkle around me in the middle of life’s storms. There are blessings that are large and small, that slip in quietly and that come into my life like the blaring horns of a marching band. There are blessings that have the power to change my life and there are blessings that just make life a little easier.

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Aug 2017

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Comfortable shoes


Why work so hard to fit in when you were called to be set apart?


(2 Corinthians 6:17)


I recently went on an all-day shopping excursion with one of my very best friends and our daughters. Girls Day Out. It was a wonderful day of shopping for school clothes, catching up over dinner, and then shopping some more. I had a fabulous time reconnecting with my friend and watching our girls bond. We made some new memories and enjoyed spending the day together. We discussed what was going on in our lives and the girls talked about the pressures of growing up. We laughed and we shared. It was only through time and experience that relationships grew and prospered and we knew that it was time well spent.

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Aug 2017

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Joy comes in the morning

Even the strongest of us have moments when the burdens of life seem too great. It’s then that the Lord whispers to our hearts...


Come To Me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NIV)


I was driving my daughter to the mall on Friday night. We needed to buy clothes for the cooler fall weather. I was looking forward to spending quality time with my daughter. With our busy schedule, it was hard to squeeze time in for just the two of us. As I drove toward the mall, I felt that wave of fatigue come over me. It wasn’t the typical ‘didn’t get much sleep, been running too much” tired... it was that medicine-induced fatigue, the kind that tries to force my eyes closed, to shorten my steps, and to render me immobile. I hoped it would subside once we got out of the car but it didn’t.

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