Staying Encouraged

Zoe and I have definitely faced our share of challenges this month, but three weeks into this journey we are still standing strong, stronger as a couple, and more solid in our faith then ever. For that I am so grateful. Zoe went for the second biopsy yesterday and turns out the "suspicious spot" in her right breast is a cyst. Heaing that we are just fighting cancer in the one spot, not two was a huge burden off both of our shoulders. I think what has kept us the both encouraged through our respective battles, her with cancer and me with liftline, is love and faith. We both know everything is going to be ok; one way or the other everything is going to be ok. We both believe in the transformative power of the Creator to make a way out of no way. We both are committed to loving each other through these journeys and only allowing positive energy in our home. We have also been surrounded by love from people we know and people we have never met and that has at times been overwhelming.
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And It Rang Again

I am at this place in my life, where I have a love hate relationship with the phone. It keeps us in touch with people and for that I am grateful. It allows me to talk to my friends, family members, and others. However, lately it has also been the vehicle through which we have received challenging news. August 5th, Zoe got a call telling her that she had breast cancer. This morning, August 15th, she got a call letting her know she needs another biopsy because they found a lump in her right breast as well. In the midst of this all, I am consciously remaining grateful. I have had those moments when I find the tears rolling down my face and of course that means I have to blow my nose 17 times :(, however, it is the best I can do at this moment.
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Week 3, Day 4 – Letting Go of Negativity

I am not so good at creating little ditties, I generally say gurl count your blessings. But I do have this song that carol king sang that I just love. It reminds me to press on because as long as I have my relationship with the Creator then everything is going to be ok. It is called Pocket Money by Carol King. I had to look up the lyrics. It’s funny; I used to sing this song in the 1970’s when she first recorded it. It has been one of those songs that I have sung in my head and to myself for almost 30 years now. Not sure what it is about the song that speaks to me. Maybe it is the reminder that it is all about perspective. no matter how bad I think things are for me, I know somebody else is going through some thing just as challenging, if not more so then me.
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