Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cancer cannot

Have you ever gone through something that changed you at your core? Something that didn't just change how you think and feel, but changed who you were? That is kind of what it's like having cancer. It changes everything! It makes the simplest things seem so much more important! I used to take my family and friends for granted, but not now. Time I get to spend with them is so, so precious! Any opportunity I get to spend with someone else, I cherish it. It's an opportunity to see life through someone else's eyes and share the moment with them. It can just be simply sitting in the same room with them and talking about the weather. It doesn't matter. That to me is living. Living every day like it's special.

Puppies, butterflies, rainbows, kittens, (baby animals in general...lol) flowers, fluffy white clouds against the blue sky, thunderstorms, the smell of rain hitting the hot asphalt, mountains covered in snow, the sky reflected on a calm lake, the smell of cookies baking, the sound of children opening up Christmas presents, the sound of birds chirping in the morning, the smell of spring, the smell of fall, the smell of snow, the smell of rain, a cool breeze on a hot summer day, a bubble bath, a foot rub, a massage, a facial, the touch of my mom's cool hand on my hot forehead are all things that are precious to me, things that I will forever cherish deep inside of my soul. I believe these things are given to me by God. They give me so much peace.

Cancer cannot take away my memories, my salvation, my choice, my hope, my courage, my soul, my laughter, my love, my eternal life or my words. It cannot hold power over me and it cannot make me a victim. I am a survivor, no matter what the outcome. We can all choose to live our lives this way. Would you rather be a victim or a survivor? I choose to be a survivor! Life is rough, for everyone, but how we react to it can be someone else's blessing.


  1. You are simply amazing. This brought tears to me eyes. My prayers are with you.

  2. :) Thanks Jessica! I have to say that I love reading your updates on Facebook and seeing your pictures! It brings a smile to my face getting to see your children and the unconditional love you have for them.