From the beginning, my mother and I always said, “We will fight”. There is and will be simply no other choice than to fight, together. With one devastating discussion with the oncologist, our lives will be forever changed. These pictures capture and represent us fighting as a mother and daughter should, together. This open field symbolizes a slice of Heaven…

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I love watching Mother Angelica Classics Live on EWTN. You can find her on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. central time. She is my favorite of favorites! There was an episode where she was talking about Heaven’s angels and it’s always stuck with me. “The most important things can’t be seen with the eye. Ideas can’t be seen. Love can’t…

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I was raised by excellent cooks. My parents love cooking! I grew up on my dads ritual preparation of Bar-B-Que chicken and fried catfish, followed by an excellent side dish of homemade mac and cheese my mom would make to follow. Her famous seven layer delight would top off an afternoon of quality time well spent. Along with these memories…

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I think it’s safe to say that since I have been blogging for a very long time, writing and trying to articulate my words has always been so hard for me. The overwhelming cloud of negativity I have collected has affected me in huge ways. I feel it in my creativity, the way my attention dwindles and my frustration with…

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Ovarian cancer hit my mother hard, as one in 70 will develop this disease. Each year, 200,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 125,000 women die from this disease. Heartbroken, we began my mothers fight in 2015. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are not obvious. In fact, many are what you might consider day-to-day struggles. Such as bloating,…

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A few weeks back I sent an email to a dear friend. I needed words of encouragement and advice. I was struggling to find my voice in the sea of bloggers. I don’t know if you have noticed, but this is the trending topic and it’s only getting more and more popular in my small town community. From makeup to…

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Good morning and happy Friday. It’s been a week from hell, not even going to try and sugar coat that for you. Hurricane Harvey kicked everyone’s butts. And on top of everything else, our trip to Georgia didn’t go as expected. You see, my mother has to go back in two weeks to receive her chemo. Her white blood cell…

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