Oh Crap, She’s Up!

I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed. The heaviness that I felt the days before had been lifted, it was as if I had gotten my second wind. I sat up in bed and I literally felt a shadow move from over me. When my feet touched the cold hardwood floor, I smiled to…

Sometimes you have to break down in order to break through…

Weeks had passed and I was still walking around with my wig cap on. I had been hearing ” you’re so strong” since my diagnosis, but I wasn’t feeling that strong. The truth is, I was scared. I felt silly for being so afraid of taking off my wig cap. I just couldn’t imagine looking…

Wigging Out: More Chemo, More Problems…

Rounds 2 and 3 were increasingly difficult. I had never felt so drained in my life. I didn’t experience too much nausea my first round, but I definitely had my fair share with the next two rounds. In addition to being wiped out and nauseous, my taste buds were completely thrown off. I noticed certain…

My Precious Boys

Nothing brings me more joy than being a mother to my 2 amazing little boys. Jaylen (9) and Ezra (2) are my world. So it’s no surprise that one of the hardest things I’ve done to date was  look my 9-year-old son in those big brown eyes and say, ” Jaylen, I have breast cancer.”…

Round One

Fast growing tumor= Immediate action. On December 9th, I was not only having my port placement procedure done, but beginning my first round of chemotherapy.  I was extremely nervous. I put on my brave face for those around me, but underneath it all I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest. The…

What Does it all mean?

The days that followed were such a blur. I felt like I lived at the Dr’s office. My biopsy follow-up appointment made it all too real. I sat in the waiting room beside my mom tapping my fingers on the side of the chair and checking the time every five minutes. Once my name was…

The Call

Once I gathered my thoughts after speaking with the Dr. I knew I had to call my mother. I sat in my car for a few minutes before I dialed her number. ” Be strong, don’t cry, you’re going to be okay.” I repeated to myself waiting for my mom to answer her phone. This…

7 Days: Fullness, Completion, Perfection

If you’ve attended church or done any kind of studying of the Word of God, then you’re probably familiar with the significance of the number 7. God created the world in 7 days. The number 7 often symbolizes fullness, completion and perfection. God’s completion of the world also marked the beginning of Biblical history which…