The time has come:
January 16, 2014
Exactly 1 year from the date that changed my life forever. I heard the 3 words that when put together in a sentence will indeed change everything. You.Have.Cancer.
I can close my eyes and it will take me back there. The tears…the sadness…the worry. But, a year later I live to tell the story. My body is changed, and I am changed… but I prayed to God that I live to raise my babies and be a mother, wife, daughter and friend….and I am. So, my prayers were answered. How can I not be the luckiest woman in the world?
Sophie is home sick today and although I may have wanted some time alone with my thoughts…the Lord knew I needed a distraction. He knew this day would be a hard one. I will snuggle her, I will hold her…. and I will thank the Heavens that I am here today for her.
I will never forget this day….ever.
But, I can move on from it.
This day does not define who I am as a person. And quite honestly I’m not sure I would even take it back now. I am a different person….a better person, than I was 1 year ago. I love with all my heart, and I give all I have to give each day…because I know tomorrow is not promised.
I will never give up when it comes to the fight against cancer. Almost 25,000 people have read this blog in the last year. If just one of them read my words and did a breast self exam….or had a mammogram…it was all worth it.
Thank you to my family and friends that stood by me and showed me the true meaning of LOVE. Today is a good day.
I couldn’t have asked for moređź’—
The first photo was taken this day one year ago after I was diagnosed. I sat at the kitchen table with my mom (my kids didn’t know yet) and I told her to snap a photo…. I knew it would be a day I’d never forget. I hate the way I look in it… but I love how carefree my children look. The rest of the photos are just favoritesđź’ś