Cancer Journey

I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis.


I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis. Good morning! Hope your Thanksgiving was a great time to connect with family and friends and recount why you are thankful. I am thankful that on March 9th, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Does it sound strange that I am so thankful for receiving a stage 4 cancer diagnosis? It may, but it’s true. Right from the beginning God worked in my heart to see cancer as a blessing and not a curse. The months following that diagnosis were filled with fears, anxieties but HOPE always won out. His promised always proved true. Here are some of the biggest lessons I learned. 1. Perspective. With only God’s help I was able to see a cancer diagnosis as a way to grow in my faith, allow God to love on me and choose to not complain or say, “why me?” Instead…


How do you have Healthy Relationships With Your Kids?

Tucking Kids In

How do you have Healthy Relationships With Your Kids? This article is not  like the other ones I’ve shared with you so far..i.e.”eat this, don’t eat that”!  I think that there are a lot of things that affect our health besides the food we eat. Our relationships being one of them. Unhealthy relationships can cause stress and worry. Working towards healthy relationships can offer more peace in our life, giving us a positive outlook and a feeling of purpose. Today I decided to focus on the relationship with our kids.  Here are a few things I do to keep the lines of communication open with my kids and continue to grow a healthy relationship with them. 1. Mother & Daughter or Son Journal.  I have a notebook for each child.  I will write a note to them or ask them questions and they will write back. This gives them time…