Some of the best support anyone with any illness can have is friends who stand by you through thick and thin ... and go through the mud with you! A year ago today, I participated in my first mud run. Well, "run" is a misnomer. We walked. We laughed. We fell down and we got dirty. Because life is messy and life means getting into the trenches with those who are suffering. It's not standing on the sidelines. It's embracing the pain and the sorrow, as well as the joy and the laughter. It's not leaving anyone behind just because their reality is harsh. Two of us in this group are now Stage IV. We hope no one else joins us. Unfortunately, we have no crystal ball that can tell us the future, so in the meantime, we continue to get dirty and get cleaned up. Love God, love each other, love life, repeat. No Sister (or brother) Left Behind!
_I believe we all have a story. This blog records my story and how I've lived with breast cancer both as a primary disease and a terminal disease. I believe this is all a part of God's story for my life. This blog unapologetically includes all areas of my life: my faith, my family and my advocacy for change in the metastatic breast cancer world.