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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Begins

It's another November as we remember when Mom was first diagnosed 6 years ago this month. We've been so thankful for each day of  life together and making memories to treasure forever. I've always appreciated her strength and faith during such a difficult journey of the unknown future, scary prognosis and aggressive cancer to face. She's inspired and encouraged our family and so many others. It can't help but move your heart and emotions when you hear her story and all she's been through. I feel so proud and encouraged by her always. Looking back, one of the most courageous statements she made was during a family meeting where she firmly begged us, "No matter what happens to me, please never blame God my cancer or the challenges we face. " It reminds me of one of my favorite verses that is so helpful to share with anyone going through difficult times in their lives.

When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone. -James 1:13

Her chemo beings today with a 48-hour pump of the 5-Fu chemo drug followed by the chemo cocktail to be repeated every 2 weeks.  We're taking one day at a time and keeping positive each step of the way.  It's going to be hard and Mom will need your love and support in her fight for life.  She's beautiful, young and active with a strong desire to continue her happy life to live. May we continue this fight with all of your continued love, prayers, support and positive thoughts of encouragement. 

Love Always!


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