Today is a special day. It is my mom's last day of radiation. Seven months ago she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. It is news no one ever expects, or wants to hear. It has been a roller coaster of a year for her, and our family. After surgery, four rounds of chemo and many weeks of radiation we are blessed to meet this day. It has not come without bumps in the road, and we are unsure if other bumps will present themselves in the future (we hope not!).
What we can do is celebrate today.
We have this day with our loved ones. Embrace it. Life is a precious gift so often unrecognized until the dark times give us perspective.
Watching my mom go through each step of this process has left me in awe. The strength of her faith, the courage of her heart and the endurance of her Spirit are inspiring. Her quiet strength and love shined through the darkness, blessing others as they were there to comfort her.
Her love of God, my Dad, the four of us kids, our spouses and her 11 grandkids carried her through these months. She inspires me to be a better person and I am so grateful she is my mom.
To honor her, our family is walking in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hartford on June 4, 2016. We want to contribute to raising awareness and finding a cure for this disease that impacts so many people's lives.
If you are interested in making a donation in honor, or in memory, of a loved one, please visit our TEAM NANE page by clicking HERE to contribute to the fight against breast cancer.
When my mom was first diagnosed Stephen shared this song with me. It is a powerful song for anyone who needs encouragement to be a RISER.
My mom is a RISER!
She is meeting the next step in her journey and I appreciate you wrapping her, my Dad, and our family with prayers and love. We don't know what is in store but we trust her in God's care and hold on to hope, for it in an anchor for the soul.