Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hug Your Dad This Christmas

I never knew until my dad died that he was the glue that held our family together. He wasn't perfect but he loved his girls. I miss him more each day but Christmas is especially hard. He loved the Holidays and family time. Cancer took him December 27th, 2009.  Don't take a moment for granted.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


This Thanksgiving my girls will be with their dad. This is exceptionally hard for me since I have never been without them on a holiday. I have experienced a lot of sadness over it and not even wanting to celebrate the holiday at all. Since I started this blog I have lost 3 grandparents and my father. My step mother moved away and we don't really talk anymore. I have allowed myself to get pretty down over it. I think I may just spend some time with my sisters. I could sit at home and feel sorry for myself. I have seriously considered it. I won't. I can't. I have to do what I have always done. I have to get back on my feet and keep on living. I love my little women and they are the reason I breathe every day. I am looking forward to Christmas!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Seven Years in Remission, Seven Years Old

Gabriella just turned 7 on November 17th. It is, as I say every year, hard to believe how much time flies. She's grown into quite the little lady. She is feisty and definitely likes things her way. She loves her big sisters more than life and looks up to them. She enjoyed her birthday with some cake and presents.

I always reflect around her birthday about how much we have overcome and I'm very thankful. I'm thankful that the constant fear of the cancer returning has now faded away. I now focus on my life, my family, and my career. It's normal again. I'll always have that. I'll always be a survivor as will Gabbi. We beat it together. She gave me hope when it seemed it was hopeless. I fought for her. I'm here because of the strength and determination she gave me to fight. Maybe some day she'll truly know what she did for me.

I fought for my other girls as well, of course. They took care of me and had to grow up a little too fast because of it. I know it was hard on them. It's scary to see mom so sick. Moms can't get sick! I have some amazing little women. They are the reason I get up each day and do what I do. They are the reason I breathe. My greatest accomplishment wasn't becoming a nurse, or beating cancer. It was becoming a mother.


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