✌🏻2016, bring on 2017 💪🏻

äI can’t say that 2016 has left a great taste in my mouth. It has a bad flavor that’s going into 2017. But I know it will get better, and it is! I’ve had some really amazing memories this year. Mainly, watching my baby girl grow and seeing her little personally emerge. It has really sucked, for some obvious reasons but I have got some good from the bad. It’s all on the up and up from here on out! Here’s to 2017! I was so emotional looking through all the pictures of my little girl! Isn’t she just the cutest. ☺️☺️ …

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Chemo #5

All right, 5 down 1 to go! Chemo really sucks. But I know it is killing each cancer cell in my body and I’m getting healthier everyday. Along with all the other crazy stuff I’m doing; I know I’m getting better. Sometimes I need a kick to remind me of that. I’ve met some amazing ladies on this crazy ass ride, from all across the U.S. Locally, and in far away states, but all in this together. Some currently in treatment, some recently finished and some are years out from treatment. They all give me hope. They all give me strength. We all are fighting different battles but at the same time, the same battle. I have moments of panic or anxiety and whoever I reach out to knows exactly what to say to help me. Whether it’s 3:00pm or 3:00am, and I will always be here for you ladies as well. This is a sisterhood. One I never wanted to join, but dammit there are some great women in it. I have made life long friends. I look forward to us all beating this and continuing to beat this for many, many years to come. For those currently in treatment, I can’t wait to be at your NED party. And everyone will be invited to mine!! I look forward to it. I know there is still a long road ahead of me, but no worries, I got this. We got this. Thank you to everyone that’s been a positive on this ride. I owe each and every one of you a huge hug and I intend on making sure that happens!

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Christmas Weekend

Merry Christmas! We have had a couple of great days lately. Friday was Savanna and I’s favorite guys birthday. It was a great lazy day just hanging out and being together. Christmas Eve we spent with my parents and family. It doesn’t get much better than just hanging out and enjoying the people around you with no worries. I appreciate some small things so much more now. Just sitting at a dinner table and talking with family that we don’t see all the time is the best. No phones, no wifi, nothing crazy; just spending time with each other. We enjoyed Christmas Eve mass at the church I grew up in. I was very excited to bring Sav there and she quite enjoyed it, and did very well for most of it. Justin and I went to be more excited than we were as kids growing up. We were so excited for Savvy to wake up and see what Santa left for her! Christmas Day was a wonderful day in the Cantrell house. Savanna woke up to a crazy amount of gifts from family, friends and some amazing people we have never met. Seeing all of the presents last night before she tore into them, was extremely overwhelming. Everyone that bought Sav a gift, still had friends and family to buy presents for. And they still chose to buy my daughter a gift. It’s so incredible! I watched her perfect little face open gift after gift with such pure joy on her face, which brought extreme joy to my heart. That’s what’s important right? Not the actual gift, but the feeling you get. Knowing that I got that joy from people I know and don’t know is amazing. So again, I thank you all! There is not one toy or present that Savanna didn’t love. Our house is a wreck and I love it. She had the best Christmas and we could not have done it without everyone in our lives. I wish I could […]

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Thank you.

Hey there! It’s been a while. I’ve just been enjoying life and getting better everyday. I have been spending lots of time with my family and friends and enjoying this fiesty little redhead of mine! I will definitely try and catch you all up on what has been happening in my life lately. I appreciate you all for reading this and for all of the good positive thoughts and prayers. I will try and keep up more on the blog to stay up to date with everything. For now, as we all prepare for Christmas, I am nothing but grateful. I am truly humbled by this road that I am on. I knew I had great people in my life, but I never could have imagined what I am experiencing now. It’s so overwhelming and so absolutely amazing. I am in awe of how truly selfless some people are. To all of you, thank you. Although, I know thank you will never be enough. Justin, Savanna and I will never be able to tell you all what you have done for us. Thank you for the gifts that have been dropped off to us or sent in the mail. We were anticipating it being a smaller Christmas for Sav, but now, goodness. To the amazing ladies that started and shared a Christmas list for her, I want to give you all a huge hug! To all the people that have sent gifts, whether we know you personally or not, thank you thank you thank you! It’s truly amazing. Packages for our little girl arrive daily and she is going to have the best Christmas! I can not wait to see her wake up and open all her gifts. The pure joy from her face will make me so happy I can’t put it into words. I will take a ton of pictures and can not wait to share it will you all! I hope you all enjoy this holiday week! Remember the reason for the […]

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