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Category: How it all Began

Life Changes in a Decade

A Decade Later This picture depicts one of the main things that has changed in the last decade.  10 years ago I was finished with chemo, our girls were 16 and 21 and life was busy with a plethora of activities with rare moments alone with Keith.  Now he is my best friend, my sidekick, my rock.  My family is my my prized possession that keeps me going, but yesterday I was reminded that Keith is my true partner in life. We go through everything together; good, bad, and sometimes the ugly. Cancer is a Reminder Being a Colon Cancer…

Picture Perfect

I came across this quote by Howard Hendricks about marriage, but is so true about all relationships and how we see life in general. “…people get married with a picture in their minds of a perfect marriage. Then after a few trials, they discover they aren’t married to a perfect picture, but an imperfect person. When this realization occurs, they will either tear up the picture or they will tear up the person.” Marriage (📷:1985) When we are dating, it is all about impressing each other and an extra effort to make one another happy. We dream of…

How it all began…

How It All Began What made me go to the doctor The procedure The diagnosis The Days after leading up to Stage 4 What Made Me Go To The Doctor First of all, I am a very private person and don’t really like to talk about myself, so this is a little out of my comfort zone.  My cancer was diagnosed at Stage III and would not have been caught if I would not have gone to the doctor when I did.  I felt completely fine and had no other symptoms except some blood in my stool.  (Embarrassing…