One-Line Bio

Blogging country life, photography and my love of cooking, I am also a breast cancer survivor!

Biography

I am a 42 year old stay at home Mom living the dream life in the country on a small farm. I have three daughters and a happy marriage. In January of 2008 all that changed. Breasts cancer, were not the words I expected to hear my doctor say, I was diagnosed at the age of 41. I did everything right. I went to my yearly doctors appointments and had mammograms, ate well, I exercised. After my diagnosis my world was spinning out of control. I had cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes. Fear for my family was the most devastating part of my cancer. How could we cope as a family, How could I deal with telling my children about my cancer? How could I beat it? We had a tough 11 months but we all made it through together. Each chipping in wear we could. I started to blog my experiences on my personal blog Spruce Hill. I started to connect with woman all over the world who also have cancer. Blogging changed how I looked at my cancer. It gave me strength I did not know I possessed. It helped for a sort of sisterhood for me, of woman I could talk to and time of the day or night. It became a bright spot in a dark time in my life. Now our family is back to normal, but I still struggle everyday with survivorship

Interests

gardening, reading, photography, cooking and baking, raising my three girls to be thoughtful, honest, and smart. hobby farming, raising and riding horses. kicking cancer's butt!