You've heard the saying - Time flies when you're having fun! It's so hard to believe that two years ago this week I'd just had my second infusion of 16 chemo treatments for breast cancer. I was just getting started! Sometimes now it all seems surreal but watching my memories from that time pop up on Facebook has brought back a lot of memories and emotions. It makes me realize what all I endured but also makes me realize how far I've come... how healthy and happy I am now!
It wasn't easy but it was definitely worth the fight to live. I've been so blessed! Let me fill in the blanks....I finished my radiation treatments November 2015. The great thing about radiation is the day after the last treatment, my body immediately began healing. The tender skin quickly felt better and everyday I had more energy. We moved back home which was amazing! I continued my once every 3 week herceptin infusions until May 2016 and in June they took my port out!
I know now every single day, every single fear, every single tear I shed was worth it! July 2016 we saw the perfect face of our Autumn Grace....the most beautiful granddaughter in the world! September 2016 we witnessed the gorgeous wedding of our Ashley and gained an awesome new son...Stephen. April 2017 marks a dream come true for our John.....the proud new owner of a beautiful mountain home!
I've said it so many times and still believe it to this day - GOD DOESN'T MAKE MISTAKES! You've got to believe, He knows what He's doing! I'm going to say it again - God doesn't make mistakes! The past two years have been full of some of the lowest lows I've ever had but also some of the greatest blessings anybody could ask for.
I don't question God. I don't ask why. I don't ask what's next. I just thank Him everyday for my life.
"and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,"
Luke 1:47 NIV