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Opportunity To Pay It Forward… In REAL LIFE

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. There were many frightening aspects of going through that diagnosis and recovery. But I was surprised to find many blessings along the way as well!

Living & working on a cattle ranch means I certainty couldn’t do my ranching chores for awhile. And my strength was zapped so it was difficult to even do the simple things like cook and clean, and planting my beloved garden was out of the question.

But a group of friends surprised me by showing up at my door early one Saturday and planting my garden for me. Tears of joy and appreciation streamed down my face as I was touched by their kind gesture. I truly felt the embrace of God Himself that day.

D’ya hear that???  Felt the embrace of GOD Now that’s a powerful feeling, my friends!

Paying it forward In Real Life. Many People want to Pay It Forward but don't know what to do. There are many day-to-day opportunities in REAL LIFE to do something great! #TexasHomesteader

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The TRUTH Behind Perfect Facebook Posts…

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Do you sometimes feel inadequate comparing your life to the perfection you’re reading on your friends’ social media posts?

It’s up to you, the reader, to realize your friends are sharing the most fun parts with ya. And that’s WONDERFUL!

But their lives are no more perfect than yours. When you read those fun posts in social media, do you negatively compare your life to what you perceive perfection in other's? It just isn't true. #TexasHomesteader

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Pretty In PINK – Going Too Far??

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Last year something happened to me that affected me profoundly – I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now hear me out, I’m going somewhere with this…

Several surgeries and thousands of prayers later I’m cancer free, praise GOD! But this frightening experience has changed me forever. I’m more keenly aware of the importance of faith, family & friends, I no longer take good health for granted.

And I’ve discovered that I really like the color PINK. I have hot pink shoelaces in my shoes, a bright pink cellphone case, a pink tablet case, pink hats and many pink shirts in my wardrobe.

RancherMan supports me in this great pinkness endeavor and he is often the gift-presenter for my pink accessories. But sometimes wonder, do I go too far?

As a breast cancer survivor, I wear lots of pink. But sometimes wonder, do I go too far with all my pinkness? #TexasHomesteader

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Relay For LIFE – Helping Ordinary Folks Dealing With Cancer…

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Y’all know I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year – what a frightening time in my life!  During my surgeries & recovery a group of friends walked in the Relay For Life in my honor to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This Friday I’ll be doing some walking myself – Praise God!  Please, if you or someone you care about has been affected by cancer, or if you just want to send some comfort – YOU can help!

I'm walking for the Relay For LIFE! Please, if you've been affected by cancer or have someone in your life affected by cancer, YOU can help! #TexasHomesteader

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Man’s Best Friend… Responsibly

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

RancherMan & I had been thinking about getting a dog for quite a while now. We haven’t had any pets for many years and the hankerin’ to get a pooch to hang around the ranch with us has been quietly whispering in our ear for years.

We’d talked about it many times but I’m allergic to pet dander. So the breed we ended up with needed to be more than cute and lovable. It needed to be a lower allergy breed like a poodle, a schnauzer or a terrier.

I wanted a dog small enough that it could be in inside dog. And I wanted it to have what I’ve always called ‘puppy eyes’.  

RancherMan preferred a dog that wasn’t too small to comfortably be outside roaming with him. He didn’t want a young puppy and he preferred it to be a female.

So there ya go – our long list of requirements!

Visiting a shelter for adoption of a four-legged friend is the responsible thing to do. Our dog was spayed, microchipped & immunized. #TexasHomesteader

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Some Things Just Can’t Be Done ALONE! American Cancer Society

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Many of you know that last year was very challenging for RancherMan & me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and struggled through a frightening year of specialists, medical procedures and surgeries. I’m here to tell ya there’s no other feeling like sitting in that doctor’s office and being told “You Have CANCER”.

It seems time stops and you enter another dimension as you struggle to understand how this could possibly happen.  Frightening thoughts scream through your mind…  What does this mean about the rest of my life? What about my children? What about my husband? How will I be able to pay for treatment? Will I survive this awful disease?

Some Things Just Can't Be Done ALONE! My Struggles With Breast Cancer... #TexasHomesteader

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