September is national ovarian cancer awareness month and because I’m so passionate about inspiring others and showing them hope through my mother here are some important facts to know, along with a brief story of our journey. My mom ended up in the emergency room complaining of swelling, in her abdomen. Then our world turned upside down when a scanned…

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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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Hurricane Irma affected Georgia the same dates my mother was due to have another round of chemo. The Atlanta and surrounded cities hasn’t seen this much preparation since the 1993 hurricane Emily. So shutting down the Cancer Treatment Center was a huge shocker. We could see the top of the center in the horizon and then the phone rings, “Ms…

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Three best friends, a full tank, Fleetwood Mac on the play list, Monastery bound, and rainy summer day setting behind us. That is exactly how this little trip to CTCA began. However, the trip left us seeing more cancer on the CT scan and coming back for more chemo infusions. BUT. It’s going to be ok. I feel a huge…

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How do you keep staying strong after something dramatizing happens in your life? If you know the answer please tell me! I love this time of year, just at the start of the season changing, when everything is a little golden at the edges. The afternoons getting a little darker slowly, more gloomy and deep as the sunset fades. These…

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Nine hours of travel time, from my parents door to Newman, maybe ten depending on the holiday rush hours. Pure exhaustion no less! Yet it was through the treatment center Christmas lights that made my moms “good news” more relaxing. With the shadows of the Hope and Faith swans in the darkness of the lights reflecting in the pond water,…

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