Hope this post finds you happy
I slept brilliantly last night and feel fierce.
Even though it's a busy time with graduation
and houseguests and various stressors,
we're feeling blessed and very peaceful.
Not unlike the results of this project by
I love this woman, and call me whack on crack,
but I believe it's a magic wand she wields
in the image above.
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If there is anyone left in the blogosphere feelin pity for me
about the genetic cancer stuff and hearing Angelina Jolie's
story, SNAP OUT OF IT.
I'm so ready to move past this chapter.
I may be missing from blogland for a bit.
My grandma would have said of me today:
MA-SHAY-UHL IS FEELIN HER OATS.
The rare diagnosis, God's goodness, the journey,
and the discoveries have prospered and strengthened me.
Fully recovered from the first surgeries, I'm set
for the bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction which
begins June 13...I'm not crazy about the 'previvor'
label you may have heard floating around town.
Too confusing. A little gimmicky and soft for me.
Mine's a gentle soul, but I'm tough.
Am I a warrior?
Hmmmmm. Yes. With the upperhand in a battle.
Just an ordinary intellectual girl willing to
walk through some fire
to prevent cancers which have tortured
and proven deadly to my family.
AND I'M A SMILING WARRIOR
armed with hope and cute earrings,
which has got to just scare
the friggin devil out of cancer.