Today's blog challenge was to include a list of links to my favorite blog posts within my archives.
This is the easiest challenge to date. The following posts are the most memorable for me.
1. I have cancer. (September 2012). This was as shocking of a post to my friends and family as it was for me to receive the news. My life was beginning to change drastically--forever.
2. Trying not to "waste" my cancer. I received a new perspective on cancer.
3. Days 2-6 of my first round of chemo. I wrote this post shortly after beginning chemo. You can see that one of my fears with cancer was giving the kids as normal of a childhood as possible. I wouldn't be able to give Luke the 3rd birthday party that I had hoped and I was concerned about that. But, God takes care of everything--even these little details that bring us concern. (see post #4).
4. Luke's 3rd birthday. I love this little guy so much!
5. On Thankfulness. It's hard to believe I would have SO much joy and feel so extremely thankful just two months after receiving an advanced cancer diagnosis. God has everything under control!
6. Things I want to remember from the past week (volume 1.2) (August 2012) This was the 2nd post in my "Things I want to Remember From the Past Week" posts. I stopped this series when I received my cancer diagnosis, because the big "c" began consuming our lives. But, now I am moving into survivorship mode and I think it may be a good idea to resume. I really enjoyed reading the post again and remembering and appreciating the joy and the "struggles" I had at the time. Things were pretty simple back then. Yet, when I think about, life is no different then than it is now. I am still a wife, mother, sister and friend. I still have the same roles in life, just with a renewed perspective and a lot more doctor's appointments. I love reading these old posts.
7. When Luke Broke His Arm (at 15 months). (January 2011) Talk about learning to give up control..this was a BIG lesson in our inability to control everything in our lives. And---it was a very hard way to learn the lesson.