Thought for the day

The “Big” surgery set!

The “Big” surgery set!

Surgery #2 date set I woke up this morning full of emotions. Last night I learned that a girl who I had been seeing on the young cancer board, who I have been following her journey had passed yesterday. It hit me on so many levels, she is a stranger to me really, but yet […]

A Ten Year Old With Breast Cancer

A Ten Year Old With Breast Cancer

Last night I went to breastcancer.org, a website I occasionally go too, to get information. Last night I was shocked to read a post from a young mother. A twenty nine year old mother was not on the site for herself. She just found out the lump that her daughter had, came back positive for […]

The power for plants and soil

The power for plants and soil

Today was a beautiful day, the sun is so bright and it is warming up. I find joy in watching my flowers grow. From year to year they get lusher and bigger. Today I spent time planting, my hands in the wet soil, carefully transplanting the roots into the pots. In this I find peace, […]

How Are You?

How Are You?

I am getting this question a lot these days. I don’t mind, but I am not one to say I am great when in realty on the inside I feel so overwhelmed that I just want to curl up in my warm bed. But if you dare to ask the the question…”How are you?” my […]

Cancerland Vacation

Cancerland Vacation

Since Monday I went on Cancer land vacation. Forrest and I took the kids on Monday to Grass Valley for a fun little adventure. It was so nice to soak up the 85 degree weather and forget about the beast, called cancer living inside me. We went to a old gold mine and explored the […]

The Lavender Shawl

The Lavender Shawl

Today we went to church, I had known that my name was given the church to be put on the prayer chain. A friend of mine met me this morning with a gift bag. Before I looked inside she began to tell me the story behind the gift. There is a group of women at […]

In mourning….

In mourning….

The past few days have been draining for me. First I am recovering from surgery last Friday. It put me out a few more days than I orignially expected. Today I am thankful that at this time my lymph nodes were negative. That is great news. I do feel somewhat reveived that they are negative. […]

Pre-Pathology Report

Pre-Pathology Report

Just wanted to do a quick update for everyone. I will write more later. Forrest and I met with my surgeon today, the great news is that my lymph nodes were negative, no cancer! The bad news is that there is still cancer in my breast. So back to surgery for me. I will pick […]

Feeling the love

Feeling the love

First before any update, I am so overwhelmed by all of you! When I awoke this morning, I had so many flowers, gifts and special notes! Even special cards from my students! What a wonderful and emotional wake up! Thank you all, for not only supporting me but my entire family! We are all feeling […]

Day # 15- Males Beware

Day # 15- Males Beware

I have had a very productive day, getting ready for my surgery tomorrow. Yesterday I had a wonderful morning all my myself. Sometimes you need mornings like this to reflect and refresh. Now just to warn you before I begin, if you are a male you may not want to read this. But to be […]