Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Three Years!

Yesterday was the three-year anniversary of the day I found out I was cancer-free.

I don't even have words to describe what making it to this three year mark means to me.

From the week I first found out that I had TNBC, I set my sights on three years. "Three years", I'd think to myself, "I just need to make it three years". That's because apparently TNBC reoccurs most commonly in the first three years. Yes, there is still a chance of recurrence after three years. but the risk drops a lot at that point and continues to drop sharply.

(Note: now five years is my ultimate prize. I'm throwing one heck of a party in 2018 if God gets me to that date!)

I can't even begin to explain how blessed I feel to have made it to this date. God has truly done so much for me in these three years. So much so, that I recently recorded a video for my church, Grace Church San Diego, to share about what God did for me during the biggest trial of my life and what he continues to do for me. You can watch my video here. It's just 3 minutes long.

Speaking of blessings... my little miracle baby, my "chemo-sabe" is also now three! No more baby; she's 100% kid now. So smart, independent, funny, athletic, and sassy. She makes every day worth living.

August 2016

Our little family of three is healthy, happy, and whole. I feel more peace about life right now than I have in a very, very long time. I truly believe that God gave me that peace and continues to give me that peace. Jesus said "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you." (John 14:27) and Paul said "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Beyond eternal forgiveness and salvation, that's the biggest gift God can give us on this earth, peace and contentment. My prayer is that I could show others that peace through my story.

Note: that's not our dog. Elise just insisted that our friend's dog be in our photo. 


  1. I'm so excited for you! I started reading about your journey when I was going through a similar one with a different type of cancer. Elise has grown so much and I agree with her, the dog just had to be included! :)

  2. YEAH!!! Happy 3 Years Cancer Free! You should throw a party now! It is worthy of a celebration!!

  3. I am so happy to know that you've celebrated your 3rd year being NED.... I just celebrated my own 3rd year being NED (from TNBC as well, Stage 3c at diagnosis) and my son, who was 7 months old when I was diagnosed is now almost 4! Lots of blessings and love to you.... I hope we both live a very very long life!

  4. Catching up tonight. I love this post and I love what God is doing in your life. 3 years is amazing, and I know He he as so much more planned for you. Your story and faith are such an encouragement.

  5. Congratulations and best wishes for good health for you and your family.