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Today’s a big day – I’m Finally 5 Years Cancer Free!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Five years ago today I said “Goodbye and good RIDDANCE” to breast cancer.  It was one of the darkest and most scary times in my life.  And yet, one of my most blessed times as well.  Sound odd?  Believe me, it does to me too.  But I guess sometimes when you’re at the lowest and most fearful point in your life, things happen.

Breast cancer - a frightening diagnosis. Today I'm 5 years cancer free. As frightening and emotional as the experience was, there were many blessings to behold too. Read my story. #TexasHomesteader

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But… Don’t We ALL Want To Be Younger?

by Texas Homesteader ~

I’m over 60 years old, y’all. But here’s the thing – I’m not ashamed of my age. I love being In My 60’s!

Wait, don’t we all want to appear younger than we are? It’s true that many folks try to do everything they can to fight against showing their age.

In a society that seems to glorify youth, I guess they just feel better about themselves if they look younger than their years. And here’s the important thing – that’s OK!

There’s NO shame in that, y’all – do what makes you happy.

But personally, I’m not in constant pursuit of looking younger than I am. And I’m not gonna lie – it feels pretty good! I’m very happy in my own skin – gray hair, wrinkles & all!

Don't we all want to look younger?? Sure there were great things I enjoyed in my 20's, 30's & 40's. But my 50's are glorious! I'm not ashamed of my age! #TexasHomesteader

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Wordless Wednesday: Still CANCER FREE!

by Texas Homesteader ~


Today's a special day for me, since April 12th, 2013 was the day I Kicked Cancer To The Curb! Praise God, today I'm still cancer free! #TexasHomesteader

Today’s a special day for me, since April 12th, 2013 was the day I Kicked Cancer To The Curb!  Praise God, today I’m still cancer free!

My prayer today is for strength & healing for those still struggling with this awful disease, and to remember those gone way too soon because of it.


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Relay for Life – Why Do I Do It?? HOPE!

by Texas Homesteader 

Well, another year is on the record books for the Relay for Life in our area, an all-night relay to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to bring awareness to the evil that is cancer in  all its ugly forms.

Back in 2013 my team members walked in my honor as I was going through surgeries & recovery to rid my body of breast cancer. They sent a picture to my mother as I laid in that hospital bed recovering from surgery – she showed it to me with tears in her eyes. How touching that my dear friends were doing something so powerful in my honor.

So the following year I proudly joined the team and experienced my very first Relay for Life.  This year is only my second year, but it’s just as meaningful & just as powerful. But why do I participate?

Why would I scramble trying to raise money for the American Cancer Society?  And why would I show up on a Friday night and attempt to walk

All. Night. Long? 

Why? The answer is simple.  HOPE.

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