"Even in its darkest passages, the heart is unconquerable. It is important that the body survives, but it is more meaningful that the human spirit prevails." ~Dave Pelzer
Here we are again for that 6 month visit with my Oncologist & that CA 125 blood test w/ my new favorite nurse that doesn't hurt when she inserts the needle.
CA is short for Cancer Antigen, IDK what the 125 means. The purpose of this test is to measure the level of protein CA 125 in my blood & check for other cancers. This along with manual breast exams, mammograms, stomach pressing, scans, ultrasounds & barbaric probing in my vagina are ways in which my team of doctors declare me to be still cancer free... its no fun but very necessary.
I'm thankful to be monitored so closely & to be in such competent experienced hands. Despite having the absolute BEST doctors, it does not alleviate the extreme anxiety I experience before, during, & after my appointments. Despite my seemingly calm demeanor, my smiles, & genuine positive outlook on damn near everything, it does not negate the fact that on some days I'm screaming inside.... In the spirit of keeping it 100, I have nightmares. Sometimes I wake up screaming & crying.😲😢 Do you have any idea how scary & embarrassing that is in hotels on my layovers? OMG! That's what trauma does to human beings. As much as I like to think of myself as Superwoman; I AM HUMAN, flesh & blood. I go hard. I make hard things look easy & do it with a smile. However, I still have feelings, emotions, & unhealed traumas. I still face fears. I still need hugs & lots of love. I'm grateful to have the support of family, friends, & coworkers.
My dear friend Marci sent me the Fighting to Survive Pink Boxing Gloves... different from the gloves I wore during treatment. Every day is a fight for me. When you see me in my new gloves know I'm Fighting to Survive Like a Grown Ass Woman, even when I'm laughing to keep from crying. Without breasts, & soon without ovaries & fallopian tubes, I'll survive. My Spirit Will ALWAYS Prevail no matter what. FUCK CANCER!
My favorite new leggings are like a badge of honor in more ways than one... 🤔I've heard people say things like "well at least it was just breast cancer, that's the best one to have." WTF! No Cancer is the best to have. All cancers suck. Despite advances in medicine, people are still dying from breast cancer! People are still experiencing breast cancer recurrences and metastasis... It is NOT the best cancer to have. Not having cancer at all is best. However, for those of us that fall in that 1 in 8 or 1 in 3, we do everything we can to stay alive and thrive. The shit we have been through and the shit we go through is HORRENDOUS. It's not like having something like the Chicken Pox, once you have it you never get it again... It's more like once you had it we gotta keep checking to make sure it doesn't come back... and if it does come back deal with it... That's heavy on the mental. So when I put on my Stunning Striking Strong Survivor Yoga Leggings I feel empowered, proud, and like a Super Hero... suited and booted to Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman... cause that's what I do. 🎗Marenda
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." ~Buddha
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, sometimes the truth hurts, sometimes we don't want to hear the truth. However, the truth is the truth. When we see it for what it is and accept it, we are better off. Hence the saying "the truth will set you free." Facing the TRUTH is how I LIVE Like a Grown Ass Woman. ❤Marenda
Definition of TRUTH
1. the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality
2. the state of being the case : fact
Are you familiar with the term Financial Toxicity?
According to the National Cancer Institute,
financial toxicity: a term used to describe problems a patient has related to the cost of medical care. Not having health insurance or having a lot of costs for medical care not covered by health insurance can cause financial problems and may lead to debt and bankruptcy. Financial toxicity can also affect a patient’s quality of life and access to medical care. For example, a patient may not take a prescription medicine or may avoid going to the doctor to save money. Cancer patients are more likely to have financial toxicity than people without cancer. Also called economic burden, economic hardship, financial burden, financial distress, financial hardship, and financial stress.
Until this moment... I don't think I've mentioned much about my medical bills... They exist & are ongoing. Despite being gratefully cancer free, like most cancer survivors... I am not debt free! My medical insurance doesn't cover everything. Some things aren't covered at all. I have doctor appointments and tests every six months. I just had a endometrial biopsy today. I am not looking forward to seeing that bill. I bring this up because for survivors like me... THIS is the fight you don't see or even know exists. Many of us fight to live every day, working harder than we've ever worked to keep our medical insurance and to pay our bills... because as eloquently stated by Tommy Lockhart, "It costs just to live." YOU should know & understand what we go through. Even when cancer is gone... in remission... Cancer survivors are still paying for it physically, emotionally and financially.
I burn my candle from both ends to not only defy statistics but with the intention of creating resources & opportunities that help survivors kick Cancer's ass and avoid financial hardships so they can focus on staying healthy and living stress free.... that's why I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman all day every day! It's bigger than me!!!
"It is better to be proactive about your health than reactive." ~Marendaism
Prayers up. The poking, prodding, and probing doesn't stop after cancer treatment, surgeries, and recovery for survivors (especially those of us with the brca genes) and neither do the medical bills... that's a different post. I digress... Scanxiety rears its ugly head every 6 months for me... I try to do all of my tests and doctor appointments the same day...but it doesn't always work that way so here I am... two today and still an salpingo-oophorectomy consultation with a surgeon to go... My day actually started with the most intrusive of tests... Pelvic Ultrasound. I have never discussed the details of this one and I'm not about to go there... However, I did take a picture of the probe that's used... I'd rather have my blood drawn or have an iv (which I did have today) than to have a pelvic ultrasound. It just feels like there should be some other way to do this! Glad it's over...
I also had an MRI to confirm my implants are intact and no sign of cancer. MRI's are long and obnoxiously noisy which I think adds to the stress of these tests. Thankfully I had a cool technician that blasted an old school hip hop station on Pandora...MUSIC is medicine and like coloring it takes me different places. Today as I laid face down for damn near an hour in that machine with my chest bare and my implants placed between two holes... I traveled back to college, high school and junior high school with Sir Mix-A-lot, Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, NWA... that's how I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman. ❤Marenda
A week after my 43rd birthday and here I am living my model dreams from when I was 23... except I never dreamed I'd be in a SURVIVOR calendar... I never thought cancer would knock at my door... I never thought that anything could ever make me feel like I wasn't a woman any more.... breast cancer and my double mastectomy with the looming ovary removal did that to me.... see fighting cancer is one fight that starts many more.... it's not always comfortable to talk about some of those knock down drag out fights... Sometimes just when you think you're over it and you've knocked that beast out... you turn around and it's standing there looking at you like yup, I'm still here. So when you look at this picture you might just see me bent over leaning on a car with my ass out.... that's one way of looking at it... I'm really saying I'm reclaiming my time that cancer took from me, I'm reclaiming my beauty that cancer blinded me from seeing, I'm reclaiming my body that cancer tried to steal from me... I kind of wish my middle finger was up. However, I'm glad my ass is out cause as far as I'm concerned cancer can kiss it. we all draw strength and lessons from different things, different people, and different experiences such as this photoshoot ... this is one of many ways I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman... All we do is win!
Ow, she's a brick house
She's mighty-mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick house
That lady's stacked
and that's a fact
Ain't holding nothing back
This made me cry this morning ❤
#Repost @tc.cooper ------------------
There are no words to adequately express my love, admiration, pride and gratitude to God for the life, love and sisterhood of my God-sister Marenda (for she's truly placed in my life by God). I knew she was going to include me in her new adult coloring book because she was focusing on "yoga for every woman" and I gave her a Dropbox folder filled with photos from my practice after she convinced me that sharing photos of my imperfect body & journey through yoga could be useful and inspiring for women starting to incorporate yoga into their lives ... (I've learned that as usual, she was right ... 😀) *
What I didn't know ... was that Marenda was centering her beautiful coloring book (the 6th that she's created) around our sisterhood and our journey to boldness, confidence, bravery and grown a*s womanhood through the practice of yoga as mindful meditation on God and the spirit He's given each of us (YOU too!) of power, love, self-discipline, self-control, wise discretion and sound mind (all from translations of 2 Timothy 1:7). *
I love my sent by God-sister Marenda dearly and I thank God daily that as a survivor she continues to kick cancer's a*s while inspiring women like me (and men too) all over the world (literally all over the world) to live their best lives. *
Insta Family - you can order Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman and all of Marenda's coloring and word-search books on her website MarendaTaylor(dot)com
I'm honored to be selected for the
2019 Haus of Volta SURVIVOR Pinups Calendar. There's a certain magic that happens when you bring survivors together. I had the pleasure of spending today doing a photo shoot with some real Bad Asses... it takes one to know one! IJS! Looking forward to seeing this calendar our photoshoot was LIT AF! You'll see... that's how I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman!
#repost @hausofvolta ::::::::**::::::::::↙️
Doing two photo shoots in one day has it's perks, sure it's a lot of work, but the #breastcancersurvivors get to #makefriends and see both sides of what we do. Seeing the shoot as an observer and a participant! #lordknows i could always use more people who #vibewithme because #mytribe is small but it's precious! #bcsisters#breastcancer#fcancer#thisisnotpink
"Everything starts with a vision. What you visualize will materialize if you fixate on your vision(s)." ~Marenda
Sometimes when I'm looking out at the ocean on the East Coast I'm seeing myself 3 years ago at the beach on the West Coast... it's hard to explain... I feel crazy trying but for transparency sake I feel like I have to... it's like living in my own version of Back to the Future... every time I travel in time (and believe me, I do), it makes all time make sense.... I stood today looking through my heart shaped purple tinted glasses staring at the past, present, and future... thinking about how breast cancer changed my life and how in many ways it forced me to discover LIFE.... the Will to Live.... What it really means to be ALIVE...and in the words of my sis Willae, how to "survive, strive and soar" in ANY situation. As I stood there in my NY happy place this morning, I had a vision of what brought me to that place.... it was the visions I had while going through chemotherapy seeing myself healthy, vibrant, and traveling the world... it was the words I spoke without even knowing how these things would be... I remember telling my sis Tasha that I would be Bi-coastal. I share this because it is important for YOU to know that if I can do it so can YOU. YOUR words, your thoughts, and your visions are powerful. We all have super powers, the question is how do we use them? This is how I Fight and Live Like a Grown Ass Woman using my #superpowers IJS #itsbiggerthanme 💕Marenda
I've been working on this for so long... what a gift for this book to be published today.... I started doing yoga as a way of coping with the initial shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer. What I quickly discovered is it helped calm my nerves and still my mind. My amazing God Sister @tc.cooper sent laminated posters of yoga poses that I did during the course of my treatment. On days that I was too physically weak to do anything, I would curl up for hours in child’s pose praying and meditating.
Throughout my journey yoga has enriched my mind, body, and soul. My prayer and meditation practices, as well as my physical strength and flexibility, have all greatly improved as a result of practicing yoga. Moreover, Yoga was instrumental in helping me restore my upper body strength and range of motion after having a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgeries.
Today it plays a major role in my life after cancer. Yoga relieves stress, boosts confidence, helps with depression, improves focus, enhances patience, and so much more.
I created the Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman series to share my love and passion for #yoga and #coloringtherapy as a means of self-discovery and finding life balance. I strongly encourage ALL women to embrace yoga and to do it with grace, love, compassion, and kindness… That’s how you do Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman!
This is a relaxing and calming coloring book filled with beautiful yoga poses, mandalas, affirmations, grayscale yoga poses and fun designs strategically made to inspire meditation, mindfulness, and self-awareness while encouraging women to start and/or further their yoga practice. This coloring book is perfect for yoga enthusiasts of all levels and especially for women completely new to yoga. Yoga is for ALL women. I invite you to color the pages of this adult coloring book Like a Grown Ass Woman! It's available via Amazon as of today.
"We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last." ~Muhammad Ali
Six months comes quick... back to see my oncologist. I don't know why I thought these "routine visits" would get easier... maybe they do for some people. I guess I'm not as adjusted to this "new normal" as I like to think that I am. Losing a survivor sister and having a survivor sister going toe to toe with a recurrence hurts my heart deeply... it also shakes me up, as if to put me on notice... like don't get too comfortable... Keep Your Hands UP! It's the fight that never ends even after you kick its ass... You're still fighting to keep it from coming back... and your are fighting side by side with other survivors praying for a cure and hoping it doesn't touch any more of your loved ones #SurvivorChronicles
It's not by coincidence that this appointment falls the day before my birthday... as weird as it may seem, it's my way of dealing with the anxiety and dread that billows up when it's time for blood work, MRI's, ultra sounds, #scanxiety , oophorectomy discussions etc... It's how I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman taking nothing for granted, grateful to be here, knowing I have so much to do, expecting and believing the results of every test my doctor orders and schedules will confirm The Champ is here, 3 years cancer free! Happy Birthday to me.
The other day walking through JFK... I am stronger every day in every way. Pink was my favorite color before I was diagnosed with breast cancer... the color has come to mean and symbolize so many things for me personally in addition to hope, courage, faith, and breast cancer.
When my hair fell out leaving me bald... when my breasts were amputated leaving me breastless and marred... when my doctor told me my ovaries need to come out within 5 years (I still have them)... when I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize the person staring back at me, every time I felt less of a woman stripped of femininity and riddled with body image issues... when I felt unpretty, unsexy, unwomanly... I saw Pink. I wore pink every day and kept something Pink in view at all times... I still wear my pink Team Marenda bracelet every day... Pink is my note to self that no matter what cancer took away or did to me I am still and will always be 100% all woman... a Strong Woman, a Wonder Woman, a Phenomenal Woman, a Brave Woman, a Woman capable of loving, nurturing, and caring for others and herself. Pink represented a beacon of hope in my darkest hours... When I see the color Pink it's like a confirmation and a reminder of all the aforementioned... I wear Pink because I am a Survivor every day not just in October. I rock Pink for the women in the trenches fighting right now for their lives and overcoming the attacks on their womanhood. Pink screams to my spirit no matter what FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! Never Give Up!
So this lady said oh that's cute, you're wearing pink for breast cancer awareness month how nice... I smiled... In my @issarae voice (in my head), I said I'm a breast cancer survivor every day not just in October and I'm painfully aware of it every day as are my survivor sisters fighting for their lives every day... how cute is that?
Things I think sometimes and try not to say...IJS 💞Marenda ----------#repost @pink365days---------
Breast Cancer is not about the color pink or ribbons, walks, runs, fundraisers. Though we as individuals appreciate it all, sincerely, because it is support. However, it's about so much more. It's about the loss of a family member. Its about pain, medicines, side affects, struggles, being vulnerable. It's also about love, hope, courage and strength. The process is never pink and ribbons. Pink and ribbons are what is birth from our hurt, loss, pain and our fight! We are Pink! Not Breast Cancer! We are PINK, 365 Days a Year!
When you step into the employee lounge and everything is Pink except my dress (still trying to find a pink dress in my size 6p if you got the hook up lol). My heart is full this morning... it is amazing to see people volunteering their time and the effort put forth here at Delta to further research, improve treatments/quality of life, and to find a cure!!! I'm fighting back tears.
I'm in the JFK Pink Boutique, proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF). I drop blood every 6 months and go through various tests to confirm no evidence of cancer and/or detect recurrence early, thankful that @BCRFcure supports the research and development of advancements such as LIQUID BIOPSIES and so much more. One of the reasons I chose my employer is because of its strong commitment to supporting the Breast Cancer Cause... carrying us closer to a cure not just a ribbon or pink show. IJS
"You see my glory...But you don't know my story." ~unknown
Three years ago today...
On this day in 2014....
Why is it such a big deal that I'm HERE? WHY am I so driven to leave my home to fly all over the United States and abroad? Kicking Cancer's ass and surviving obligates you to living life to the fullest... seeing and experiencing new things. I share these things because I want YOU to LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND ROCK IT TIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF. Don't wait start NOW! IJS.
For those in the trenches fighting for their lives right now, please know there is life after cancer and it can be as beautiful and fulfilling as you decide to make it. Put your gloves on, keep your head up (no matter how tough it is) keep fighting. FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! ❤Marenda
I gotta keep it 100, this pose right here is hard AF... if I didn't have to get ready for work I'd still be trying to get this one. This is my flawsome and perfectly imperfect attempt at Kapotasana or Pigeon Pose. It serves as my reminder to be patient and kind to myself. I'll get it in due time and with practice. YOGA is a practice and practice makes progress. Here I am growing and progressing daily. Participating in this challenge has been a wonderful experience of personal development and growth; love for my body and Yoga. I thank YOU for the love, support, and encouragement along the way. This challenge might be over but this journey is just beginning. Stay tuned as I continue doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman🦋
Day 28 the last day of the #Yoga4Growth Challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb Sponsored by: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga
It's Kapotasana or Pigeon Pose.
*Stretches the entire front of the body, the ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat
*Stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas)
*Strengthens back muscles
*Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck
I felt some kind of way today laying flat on my stomach with "these" breasts comfortably... it took me awhile just to be able to lay on my stomach... laying on the beach today I had a clear vision of how far I've come and where I'm going... in the last 27 days I've gently pushed myself and did some poses I wasn't confident about even trying. When it got hard I kept trying cause I NEVER GIVE UP! Tomorrow is the last day of this challenge. However, I will continue to challenge myself and grow while doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman. If I can do it so can you! LET'S GROW! #practicemakesprogress
Day 27 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb. Sponsored by: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga
Today's pose is Bhekasana (frog pose).
Benefits: *Opens up the hip joints.
Stretches and strengthens the lower back.
*Calms the mind and body.
*Relieves menstrual cramps.
*Enhances the digestive functioning of the body.
*Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas)
*Strengthens the back muscles
Many people think that a mastectomy is like having a boob job. Many people don't know there are different types of mastectomies and different procedures... Each one has varying possible long term effects and every woman's experience is different. Recovery time is supposedly a few weeks... However, I don't think one can put a time frame on how long it takes Mind, Body, and Soul to fully recover from such a trauma. Moreover, I don't think mind, body, and soul always recover at the same time or pace... Not to mention coping with phantom breast syndrome, body image issues, and reoccurence concerns... Many people don't know that even after a mastectomy breast cancer can come back in the same area or some where else... What a breast cancer survivor endures and lives with is not the same as what someone that elected to have a boob job endures! It's like comparing apples and oranges... totally different! I'm trying not to be annoyed by ignorance and instead share in educating folks... cause people say the most asinine things to breast cancer survivors... as Maya Angelou says, When you know better you do better. 🦋
@Regrann from @pinkshoesinc - #PinkSHOESInc#BreastCancer#WeHelpInRealLife#LongIsland#WeAround - #regrann @MarlaJan
A warrior in a warrior pose.
❤Marenda Day 9 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge hosted by @ladydork and @koyaWebb and I , it's Virabhadrasana II (warrior II). 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
"This is a deep hip-opening pose that strengthens the muscles in the thighs and buttocks. It tones the abdomen, ankles, and arches of the feet. This pose also opens the chest and shoulders, improving breathing capacity and increasing circulation throughout the body. It is also known to be therapeutic for flat feet, sciatica, infertility, and osteoporosis." -Yoga Outlet 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 •Make sure hips are centered and squared to the side. •Front knee is right on top of the ankle (not past it) and back foot is parallel to the short side of the mat. •Press the feet Into the mat. Gaze past your middle finger. Make sure your legs and arms are engaged. Hold for 5 deep breaths. •Alignment check ✅: the back of the front heel should create an invisible line going down the mat and hit the middle (arch) part of your back foot. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Repost#ladydork#NeverGiveUp#FightLikeaGrownAssWoman#SurvivorChronicles#yoga#yogainspiration#yoganewbie#yogachallenge#VirabhadrasanaII#warriorposeII
After a long day I was glad to get back to my room to do some yoga... even the hard poses helped me relax. In these quiet moments of determination and concentration I find myself drifting into a meditative state... when I'm done I feel renewed... like my cup runneth over with love and gratitude... and there's this sense of accomplishment... I can feel the progress being made.
Day 8 of #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @ladydork and @koyawebb
it's Anjaneyasana (Crescent lunge/Low lunge). Crescent Lunge stretches the legs, groin, and hip flexors, while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt, while the balancing aspect helps to develop flexible stability. Considered a balance pose, backbend, and heart opener. Crescent Lunge helps the front of the body to expand, which increases energy and reduces fatigue. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 🔶How to get into the pose?
•Begin with downward facing dog. Lift your right leg up and bring it between your hands. Inhale, Lift your arms up and bring your back knee down on the mat.
You can have a slight backbend while reaching back with your arms.
•Slowly sink your hips down without letting your knee pass your ankle. •You have an option to bring your arms down to the mat besides your feet if your arms get tired. •Remain in your expression of the pose for 5 to 10 breaths. •Protect your knee by making sure it's perpendicular to your ankle. Don't let your knee pass your toes. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." ~Nelson Mandela
Day 7... SMH. I fell on my face a few times trying to do today's pose (ouch)... hence the pillow. I didn't give up. I got back up and kept trying! I'll keep working on it. One day at a time. 🦋 ❤Marenda
Day 7 of the #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork The pose is Crow (Crane or Bakasana) 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Benefits: *Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists
*Stretches the muscles of the forearms, wrists and fingers.
**Especially beneficial for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and for people who spend a lot of time on the computer.
*Improves mental equilibrium and sense of calm.
*Improves concentration 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
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Let me start by saying I never go to the gym on my layovers until today... This yoga challenge has me doing things out of my norm. I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman by stepping up to challenges. I grow when I'm out of my comfort zone.
Day 5 of the #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork The pose is Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Fold). 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Benefits: It stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, calves, hips, low back, and spine. The various arm positions stretch your shoulders, wrists, forearms, and upper back. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 • From Mountain pose, step the legs 3-4 feet apart into Five Pointed Star. With a flat back exhale forward bringing the palms to the floor under the shoulders.
•Use the arms to pull the forehead down towards the floor, bending the elbows towards the back wall. Press into the feet, lengthening the legs to press the hips up toward the ceiling.
•Feel the spine being pulled in opposite directions as you press the head down and lift the hips up.
•Breathe and hold for 3-8 breaths.
•To release, reach the arms out to the sides and inhale back up into 5 pointed star. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
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Things don't just happen... things happen for a reason!
When you're in the lazy river and hear someone yell your name and look up to see your girl Nychelle!!! Gotta love how God moves. You would have to know and understand the history to appreciate the significance of me seeing her THIS WEEK at such a time as this... Long story short ... we went to high school together. Nychelle is a 20something+ year Cancer Survivor. She knows all about Fighting Like a Grown Ass Woman! Everything happens for a reason and there's a plethora of reasons I needed to see my dear friend Nychelle today. HOPE. FAITH. BLESSINGS. MIRACLES. ❤Marenda
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." ~Hebrews 11:1
When I looked at the ultra sound machine I thought about my FAITH. More importantly, I laid there thinking about WHAT... WHO my FAITH is in... it ain't in this machine I can tell you that... THANK YOU for lifting and keeping me in your prayers. These last few days have felt like my Faith is being tested... I'm still standing on it! "Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." ~James 1:3
I have divine health.