Saturday, June 11, 2016


My surgery is scheduled for July 5th.  Cancer has stripped away from me so much of what I thought was important. I see life so differently now. The only thing that is important is those you love, nothing else matters. We spend our entire lives worrying about useless stupid things.  I'm a completely different person now then before my diagnosis.  I'm sad about the surgery I'm going to have to go though, but I want to live.  I'm ready to start my life a new.  29 years ago, my first born sons due date was July 5th.  I think that's a good sign.  It's time to give birth to myself again.  The intense years of Mothering are over. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016

I sat at the edge of the Longhouse Creek today and was surrounded by these beautiful damselflies. They are like little jewels.  One even landed on my arm. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Be yourself

Step one is complete!  5 months of chemo done! CHECK!  My family were all there with me and then we went to lunch. Later hubby and I met our best friends up at the land to toast ground breaking day, and later we went to our sons house for dinner.  It was a wonderful day!  I have to say the single best thing I did to help me get though chemo, was to get outside in nature and to continue living my life passionately for wildlife.  Everyday that I got out,  filled me up to the brim and gave me the strength to get though each treatment.  Watching Spring unfold gave me something to look forward to.  Nature is always there for me.

Update on this very saying......a good friend of mine from college sent me the same exact magnet a week later!  What are the odds of that happening.  I found it doing a search trying to find something that spoke to me right now.  CRAZY!