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We had an amazing weekend, thanks to Mary Ann and Alex Herrera in Hilton Head!!

The children had an absolute blast.  It was precious.  From our “Hilton Head cheer” as we got off the interstate, to playing in each of the FOUR pools (one with a waterslide!), to early morning walks on the beach in our PJs, to collecting shells  (Selah is the MASTER shell collector!), to eating at Salty Dog, eating Ice Cream at Coligny, shopping, Sea Pines playground, playing “makeup party” with the girls, throwing the frisbee with Samuel…..much laughter and joy!  Beyond grateful.

Then I returned home for a precious time with the women at NEPC who surrounded me in prayer.  They even coordinated a meal for our family which was needed considering we had just returned to town one hour before our prayer time.

Update on this week:

I met with Dr. Tucker this morning.

Wednesday morning, May 6 I’ll go in for my echocardiogram to get a baseline on my heart function. Thursday, May 7 (our ten year wedding anniversary) at 8:40am  I’m having surgery to get my port put in.  (The port is basically an “easy access” point for my chemo.)  My first treatment will likely be on Monday, but I’m waiting for the nurse to confirm the time.

Words are inadquate to express my gratitude for each and every one of you who has chosen to walk this journey with me.   The Lord has called me to take this journey publically, and I pray that this blog will serve as an encouragement and support for those who are going through breast cancer, or any other trial. I do not want to draw attention to my story, but rather let’s all focus on God’s story, and how His PEACE, JOY, and LOVE is bigger than the dreaded “C-word”: cancer.  Jesus said in John 16:33: “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  I want my blog (and my life) to point to Christ, who offers HOPE through the hard.    

Thank you so much to each of you who have sent me facebook messages, commented here, and sent me texts or emails. I have read each and every message.   God is so good, and His love is felt through each of you.  We’ve never felt so loved and supported.

I’m working on getting the funcionality to “subscribe” to the blog and hope to have that up and running soon so you automatically get the posts  in your inbox.

His grace abounds,

Brooke