Breast cancer patients suffer symptoms of post traumatic stress. We try our best to focus on our blessings, our God, our families, our support networks but we have a constant internal struggle against this life-altering disease. I call it living on the edge. Not in the sense of the word where you may drop everything… Continue reading Living on the edge…
Disclaimer: Stop reading this post if you are looking for rainbows and bunny rabbits. This post is real and raw and full of unfiltered thoughts that I need to put into words. So that I remember, so that others can understand how unbelievably hard this trek is and so that maybe, somewhere, someone who is… Continue reading Chemo – Week 1
We had a rough morning. It started out great, I was up a full hour before the kiddos, an event that doesn’t happen very often around here lately. Showered, clothed and coffee in hand I was able to fit in my devotional and catch up on jotting down some of my 1000 Things. But somewhere… Continue reading Mayhem
Yesterday was my birthday. Birthdays aren’t all they’re cracked up to be sometimes. One year I lost my birthday altogether as we traveled back to Korea from Hawaii. With the flights and the time changes we lost almost an entire day. I cried. On the plane from Honolulu back to Seoul. How spoiled rotten am… Continue reading Thirty-Four
Let me start from the beginning. Many people have asked me about my diagnosis and surgery. And you cannot Google double mastectomy without getting thousands of links to Angelina Jolie and her story. I am not her. Darn it. A little over a month ago I found a lump on my left breast. A walnut-size… Continue reading The Beginning
I put my bra on today. Most women don’t think about this step of dressing each morning. Sometimes we do it half asleep as we’re kicking our husbands out of bed and longing for that first hot cup of coffee or sometimes we do it after a nice long shower and an invigorating run in… Continue reading I Put On My Bra Today
You cannot possibly be 10.5 months old already. I have no idea where the past 5 months have gone since we arrived here in Belgium. Between moving from Spain, living in a hotel, moving into our new house and settling into life in another country your babyhood hasn’t been properly documented and I’m sorry for… Continue reading Happy 10 Months Hudson!