"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chemo Vacation


It's been 5 years since our last Mother-Daughters Trip. We couldn't get to the Beach this year so we drove to the Lake instead! It was so perfect and we all fell in love with Lake Michigan. We had such a great time together and made some awesome memories that we'll never forget!

After Mom returned from our trip she still had 2 more chemo treatments. The decision was made to take a 3-month chemo vacation! Her scans showed the cancer was no longer progressing. This is great news that everything responded so well. It's been 6 months of very strong treatments leaving Mom with only a few days of feeling good before the treatments started back up again. She is so happy to have a break so she can gain weight and get healthy again!

The crazy thing is that most people don't even realize that she's been fighting cancer for so long because she looks AMAZING! Mom is so beautiful and strong inside and out! She's truly such an inspiration! There are no words, pictures, songs, or expressions that come close to the love we have for both of our parents. Even though they are no longer together in marriage we all share a special bond and beautiful memories we hold very close in our hearts.

How we handle the difficult times makes us stronger and gives us opportunities to grow and refine ourselves each day. People fighting cancer know what I'm talking about. Please remember that no one loses the battle they just finish the race and they fight hard, in their own ways.

Keep Calm and Kerry On!