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Feb 28, 2020
Hello friends and family. It just doesn’t seem real that I am writing this story about my latest journey of finding out that I have breast cancer. It was the day after Christmas. I was going about my normal duties in the kitchen preparing snacks and cleaning up getting ready for the next meal. I realized that something wasn’t right and immediately thought of my sister-in-law telling me that my Aunt Cheryl had the gene with breast cancer. A memory of Cheryl and her new hair growing back after chemo flashed through my mind. In that moment I knew this was serious and I better get into a doctor and prepare myself and Aaron. I truly believe that God magnified that lump in my breast and brought it to my attention. It wasn’t until the next week that I was able to get to the doctor and I was so nervous and emotional I just couldn’t hold myself together. My doctor assured me that it probably wasn’t breast cancer and that I probably didn’t have the gene since my family history is on my Dad’s side. Immediately I knew that God would be walking us through a difficult season. Philippians 4:19 says, “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” I finally had the mammogram and an ultrasound. The radiologist came to me and told me that this was for sure no doubt a mass that could be cancerous. He said that I needed to do a biopsy. I had no idea what the procedure was for a biopsy, but I had my kids covered so I got it done that day. It seemed like we waited way too long to get the news that I have stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma and the tumor is a 3rd degree which means it’s the highest degree of abnormality and is an aggressive type of tumor. I quickly took in this news with plenty of fear and fighting back ‘what if’ thoughts and negativity. I recognized that the cancer in my body was from Satan and a clear attack on my body. I made the choice of not falling into the evil traps that were set before me. God has a purpose in allowing Satan to plant this bomb, but my Savior will have victory over all in warfare. He has a work to do in and through me and I look forward to the fireworks. If you will read John 9:3 it has been on my heart just this week. There will be beauty and splendor displayed in my life as well as my family and those that surround me. Please pray boldly with me for healing.