We have some really lovely family photos that Sally took of us a month or so ago. Obviously, I want to use one of those for our family Christmas card. But when we found out that I had breast cancer, Clay and I decided together that we were going to own this. I don’t intend to let cancer take over my life, my every conversation. But I’m also not going to pretend that it doesn’t exist. I can be strong and beautiful and have cancer. It seemed almost a little fake to send everyone a card in December, knowing that all the lovely hair in that picture is now gone. So I had Sally bring her camera along to lunch after church today, and she snapped this one quickly. I’m not really one for the long Christmas letter, but I know that there are some people who don’t hear from us much the rest of the year. So this picture will go on the back of our card along with the address of my Helping Hands site. Anyone who doesn’t already know can check it out if they’re interested. But even if they don’t follow along with my posts there, I think this picture really is worth a thousand words. I may have cancer, but cancer doesn’t have me.
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A breast cancer researcher turned stay at home mom turned breast cancer patient, I'm navigating my way through cancer treatments and my quest for normalcy in its aftermath. Sometimes normal is hard, and sometimes it's as simple as going for a run, throwing on some lipstick, and heading out to chemo. Follow along at runlipstickchemo.com View all posts by Jamie