Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

There is so much to be grateful for but today’s post is dedicated especially to my mom!  Two years ago we discovered her breast cancer had relapsed.  I know for myself it was a time of uncertainty and fear.  I didn’t if she was going to be ok.

My mom, however, has always been an incredibly strong person and even in the face of uncertainty she remained so positive. All throughout her chemo treatments she continued to go to work and attend church, and she never once complained even though I know the chemo treatments were rough on her.

I’m happy to say that she is now cancer free!  She completed her radiation treatments in October of 2012 and I took these photos of her shortly thereafter as her hair was growing back out.  It’s grown back even more now but I think the short hair was a really good look on her!

Mom, you have always been an incredible example of strength, faith, and perseverance.  I am so blessed to call you my mom and so grateful you are still here with us! Love you, Mom!

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