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It's scary how fast fear can overcome you, how quickly it can cloud your strength, your courage.
My Aunt Carols battle with cancer has been nothing less than courageous. It's been over 4 years of treatments, surgery, good news, bad news and everything in-between. As a family, I believe it has made us stronger. It has made us appreciate each other more, show our love more often.
When I found out yesterday that her cancer had spread yet again, I honestly was really pissed off and really terrified. All I could think was, why must this keep happening? Why can't, with all she's been through and overcome can she catch a break and be done with this evil disease? How much more can one person, one family take?
And then I thought of what my Aunt would tell me. I know, in my deepest of hearts, that no matter how frustrated she would be with the bad news, that all the good news, all the positives you can muster up, are the things you must focus on. That in any situation, you go in with high spirits, with prayers, with love & you'll come out of it better than you were before.
It made me feel better knowing that's always been her attitude. I tried my hardest to roll the anger off my shoulders & replace it with all of my faith. I have always had faith in her and her ability to overcome anything and everything. Am I still mad that she has been on such a long cancer journey? Heck yes! And honestly, there will always be a part of me that is mad about that.
But I'll take that anger against cancer with me. I'll use it to continue to be active in Relay for Life, in sharing all they do, in all the American Cancer Society does. I'll continue to support them, to fundraise, to encourage others & myself to get into a healthier lifestyle in hopes that it'll decrease any of our chances of cancer in our futures.
I'll continue to Relay because I truly, 100% believe that it matters.
My aunt had surgery this morning and the surgery was completed a little while ago. Right now, everything went well but that still doesn't mean she's out of the woods. But I'm hopeful, and I know she'll continue to fight through! With love, with prayers, with all that the ACS has done to help us get here, she will overcome this all!
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My name is Kristina and I'm the founder of Love Struck. Read about how Love Struck came to be, see how I make it happen or just read a random thought I just might have! Anything can happen at our blog & I wouldn't have it any other way! It's time to get Love Struck, and what better way to start than right here!