My Momma, Granny, Sisters, and my niece!
Oh, and Louis!!
It has been a difficult year on us,
but I can say,
we are 100% stronger than we ever have been.
Take that, melanoma.
The kiddos in my life.
My sisters really are that fun.
Although the weekend passed too quickly, I truly enjoyed visiting with them. No time with family is ever enough, right? I like to share certain details about my life because I want people to remember that I am not just a girl with melanoma. I am a girl with a real--often dramatic--life. I am not miserable. I am not always depressed. I am an average 24 year old girl who has advanced melanoma. It could totally be worse. I refuse to let this cancer take the rest of my happy spirit. I will continue to have moments, nights of restless sleep, because of this cancer. However, I will not, as I am proving, stop living my life. I am too darn stubborn for that. I am a face of melanoma....
which brings me to this website: http://facesofstupidcancer.tumblr.com/ Check it out. It's great. It is a website full of stories of people with cancer. Unlike some of the other sites I have seen, this one is uplifting. Thanks to the great girl who emailed it to me!
Oh, and for the record....