Thank you Elizabeth. I am just now checking in on the Forum, the place that buoyed us through our amazing journeys to both of our daughters and our wonderful Texas family members gained through adoption. I am slowly reaching out farther with the news of my cancer diagnosis. And today I find that prayers have been lifted for me here. Thank you dear Elizabeth. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December, right around the holidays. The winter break meant we had lots of family time to be together with loved ones, to rest and to take stock of what is important in life. A diagnosis like this definitely crystalizes the mind about what is important. Prayers have made such a difference on our journey. We are still early on in our process but from Day 1 it has been one of hope, believing, faith and love. I have an amazing medical team (our girls love that my oncologist is a Latino from Texas, just like them!). We have been blessed with so much love and support. I am in the midst of chemo treatments through March 4, followed by surgery, followed by 12 more weeks of chemo. It is a marathon, not a sprint, and I am very optimistic about the outcome. I hope you will join me in that optimism and raise prayers of healing in the days and weeks to come.
Much love to our amazing Abrazo community!
Susan (mom to Tasia -- age 10 -- and Elektra -- age 6)