Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Growing Up...




Happy 2nd Birthday Ava!!











This past weekend we celebrated Ava's 2nd Birthday with Rainbows, bubbles,balloons, swimming, cupcakes, and a delicious spread of food! Thank you to all of our family and friends who made her day so special :) It was a perfect day! Here are a few photos!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunshine!






Our weekend was full of sunshine, bike riding, dinosaur donuts, handprint painting with three generations, barbeques, lawn mowing, Church, naps, movies, playing A LOT of soccer with ava, lots of laughs, lots of food, lots of love. I hope everyone enjoyed their loved ones this past weekend and will continue to every single day to continue.

Friday, May 6, 2011

June 13th!!!!

The date is set! I am scheduled to have my bilateral mastectomy June 13th!!! There is a nice little package of emotions that I am experiencing leading up to this date BUT what makes me at peace is knowing that the cancer will be gone after the surgery. Please pray for continued strength, courage, quick recovery, and no complications.

I have three weeks of Chemotherapy! It's hard to believe! I am ready to move on to my next phase of treatment...surgery and then 7 weeks of radiation everyday. So Thankful! So blessed. I'm feeling good and continue to stay positive. Attitude really is everything! I have to admit I am fearful at times when I think of the future and have thoughts of the cancer returning and recurring somewhere else in my body. I think of my daughter and my husband. I can only hope and pray to be blessed with 50 more years! But I know these thoughts are just worries that I can't consume my heart with and I trust in my heart that when we walk through the valleys of despair and heartache, soon will come our spring, fruitful and glorious by the grace of God. He is faithful. I am STRONG through HIM. God's timing is perfect and this is my path, my journey in serving him and I can only pray that I will be able to make a small difference in our world in his name.

Thank You to Nicole and Erica Horne for organizing the "Help Jennifer Fight breast cancer" T-shirt fundraiser and THANK YOU for everyone who donated! My family and I appreciate every bit of effort and love that went into this and it has helped my family out tremendously during these tough times. God answers prayers :)
Cancer effects everyone and these t-shirts have been an inspiration to many and I am so proud to wear mine.

Beautiful weather finally!! Though I have to say if it wasn't for the 5 days of rain, our grass and trees would not be the lush beautiful green they are now! April showers, May flowers! Looking forward to a nice sunny, relaxing weekend with my family. I will hold my daughter a little tighter this weekend and give extra kisses thanking her for the best gift of my life....motherhood.

Much Love! Think Pink!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What Cancer Cannot Do

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited.
Yet in all these things

It cannot cripple love, it cannot alter hope.
We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

It cannot corrode faith, it cannot destroy peace,
For I am persuaded that neither death, or life...

It cannot kill friendship, it cannot suppress memories,
Nor principalities nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, depth.

It cannot silence courage, it cannot invade the soul.
Nor any created things, shall be able to separate us from the love of God.

It cannot steal eternal life, it cannot conquer the spirtit.
Which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39