Friday, November 5, 2010

thank you, gracious, Xie xie,Danke schön, Merci

I know it's now November, but my good friend Alysha played this song for me & it just gave me chills and a boost one day...listen, if you have the time, please. I like to apply it to my diagnosis as well, considering Melanoma is now the most common cancer as of 2010.

How we gunna win, if we don't fight back.
We're gunna survive. Were coming alive.
They wonder why there's nothing we lack.
When WE fight back.

I don't know how I could possibly repay or thank everyone who has been here along this journey so far. I enjoy road trips more than anything and although this is bump,what sometimes feels like a pot hole, please know i'll never take an exit. A little detour may come in play at some point but with ya'll there is no stopping or breaking this girl. My guilt is kicking in. I know everything I am receiving from everyone whether a prayer or a package is because of the kindness and care they have in their hearts....I just TRULY am at a loss as to how to go about thanking every single person. It's unbelievable the words and things people in my life have said & done for my family & I. I thought it was just the southern hospitality at first until Ohioans, Utahans, Floridians, Californians, Idahoans,Pennsylvanians, Nevadians, the list really does go on.... the whole country, including my little Chilean Guardian Angel down south. My body, although fragile,scarred,bandaged and limping is filled with strength & healing better then 90%, they say. I am filled with gratitude beyond belief, my heart is filled with love, my brain is filled with Positiveness, my jaw hurts from smiling so much (besides yesterday, sorry mom I was a CRAB&MEAN. I really was... but nothing the Taylor Swift album and some salsa from the lovely Guiterrez family couldn't fix)
again, with the gratitude, I'd also like to thank my co-workers and Boss's since I now know my blog is being read, I really do appreciate the understanding and efforts ya'll make to work around this unexpected occurrence of mine. You make daily living a lot easier on me. The dinners, gifts, and laughs are what keeps me coming back(; Just kidding...I love both of my jobs and the people I work with SO much..I really know I was hired at both for a reason.
All of you lovely people, thank you. Including the strangers... you mean a lot to me. Your words,deeds,music and even thoughts mean a lot to me.
There is no denying the power of prayer, the truthfulness of the Gospel, and the love of our Heavenly Father.

from my sissy-
"Lay your hands upon the sick and they shall recover. Return not till I the Lord, shall send you. Be patient in affliction. Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be open unto you"


  1. hey girl, this is brittany stowell, i know we knew some of the same people but never actually 'met' before and i just came across your blog! but i just wanted to let you know that a close friend back home was diagnosed with melanoma 3 as well and she went through some of the same procedures, and she is now so healthy and better than before! she still has to go in for check ups every 6 months, but she is so happy & healthy now, i just wanted to say, hang in there & things will work out fine! i think you are such a strong girl for going through this! good luck with everything! xox

  2. Stumbled upon your blog and just thought you should know you truly are inspirational. I love reading your blog and the strength, willpower, and faith you have is amazing. With strength and determination like yours theres no doubt in my mind that you will beat this and get through it stronger than ever. Praying for you and your family and wishing you the best of luck :)