Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The day I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer was the day I became a Survivor and an Overcomer.  I always thought being a Survivor meant when you over came or got through something.  However I have learned over the past 5 months that being a Survivor and an Overcomer is about getting through challenges one day at a time, surviving each day, looking forward to the future and realizing it is ok if you have a bad day and have to back track.  I have definitely had days where I think I should be better, but I feel weak, tired and just not myself.  I look forward to the good days.  I keep having to remind myself that I have only been off of chemo for 1 week.  In my mind I think I should be back to my old self and my mind tells me I can do more, however my body tells nope, not quite yet.

I've come to the conclusion that Survivors are patient; a trait I am continually learning.  The following quote is one that I've loved for years.  It helps me remember that someone has a greater vision for me than I ever could imagine for myself.

“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.”  Elder Maxwell

Yes I'm a Survivor and an Overcomer.  I have Survived a lot over the past 5 months and I know over the next year I'll continue to be a Survivor.  Just because I'm finished with chemo doesn't mean I'm finished with this experience.  I will continually be tested for the next 5 years and pray and hope for many years of health.

I love the following video and the words to this song Overcomer! This makes me so happy!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you are listening to your body that is so important to your complete healing!! Dang I couldn't get that song to play, when Gordon comes home I'll see if he'll give it a try!!