Two Years…

…breast cancer free.

That is a huge… no, wait, a HUGE milestone.

My chances of recurrence just dropped from 80% to about 15%.

Think I’ll rejoice a lot today.

And cry a lot today.

It’s a good day.

But then again I’ve learned a new perspective… that even when they’re unimaginably hard, every day still has some good to be found, because every day is full of His blessings. My gratitude journals and reminders of truth walked me through, and even on those days when it felt like it was too much to bear, because of the Dear One and the dear ones in my life I was able to choose joy daily, and even when I wasn’t always happy, there was always joy. (A lesson I learned from my freshly-turned five-year-old Asher even before this diagnosis.)

As my friend, Monica, recently quoted:

“Thankfully, joy is an all-season response to life. Even in the dark times, sorrow enlarges the capacity of the heart for joy. Like a diamond against black velvet, true spiritual joy shines brightest against the darkness of trials, tragedies and testing.” Richard Mayhue

Yes, it is a very good day.

11 responses to “Two Years…”

  1. He asks us to count it ALL joy, doesn’t He? Celebrating with you today. LOVE.


  2. A good day, indeed! You are such an inspiration.


  3. So grateful for a week full of good days! Thank-you for sharing your journey and faith.


  4. Congratulations, Angie! What a wonderful milestone. This week has been full of amazing news.


  5. Dearest Ang,

    Two years — Yay!

    We are rejoicing and thanking God for this milestone. We love you so much!

    Mom and Dad


  6. Rejoicing and praising God w/ you!



  7. Angie,
    I am just thrilled that things are looking up as far as the cancer scares are going. Two years, that is awesome! So, now the odds are 85% chance of no reoccurance. I think those odds were just how my sister’s who lives in Hagerstown went. She is now 7 years cancer free, and with each passing year it becomes more a memory of a hard time, and less a focus for her. Of course she doesn’t have Lupus to throw on top of it. Funny how you can put something like Lupus on the “back buner” when dealing with cancer, huh? Anyway, thrilled your CT scans looked good!


  8. Yahooooooo! That is AWESOME, Angie! Thank you, thank you, Father! I’m rejoicing with you guys today!


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    My sweet one,

    Your victory is mine. I rejoice with you and praise God for bringing you through this storm with the light unto you path and lamp unto your feet.

    What a blessing to see you so healthy.

    I love you dearly,


  10. What a HUGE milestone!!! And to know that your pain is not something worse…wow! What a week! Wish I had been around a little to have heard all of this in “real time.” 🙂

    So glad things are going your way. So thankful.


  11. Angie – What a great milestone!! You have faithfully walked through so many hard days and have been an encouragment to so many. Thanks for sharing your joys and struggles with us. You have no idea how many times your words have ministered HIS truth to me at just a moment when I needed them. Blessings to you my sister! I am rejoicing with you.


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