Today is National Love your pet day. In my book Faith, Hope and Cancer, I dedicate an entire chapter to Velvet. However, it was our family dog Misty who was by my side when I was sick. When I was in the fifth grade, my parents adopted a stray with the intention that she would… Continue reading Pets can be affected by cancer too.
I recently heard the song Battle Belongs by Phil Wickham and it reminded me of how I gae God my battle, when I was diagnosed with cancer. I knew I had to trust my doctors and nurses but most importantly I needed to trust God would help me get through it. I didn't focus on… Continue reading My Battle Belongs to You, Lord
January 3rd is a special day for me. In 1995, a year after my diagnosis, my Grandpa Johns passed away. At the time of my diagnosis, his health was declining to the point; we thought he was going to die. During my initial hospitalization, my chaplain Fr. Ralko, was the only one to ask why… Continue reading January 3rd
Everyone is so eager for 2020 end. Why? Why do you want to forget the lessons you learned this year? Why do you want to forget the good things that happened this year? Why are you so eager to start 2021? When I think about 2020, it reminds me of 1994. In 1994, everything was… Continue reading 2020 the Year of Unexpected Challenges and Beautiful Surprises
December has always been my favorite month. To me, it IS the most wonderful time of the year. I grew up understanding what the holiday season really means. I grew up believing in Santa and the magic of Christmas. When I was 3 years old, my mom started a tradition at my sister's school called… Continue reading December