Lillie!

Nurturing, loving, and kind

She lived in a breathtaking house overlooking the mountains

Adorned like a princess with beautiful handsewn dresses she designed just for me

Mixing giggles and laughter as we baked sablé cookies

Magical tea parties for two

Girls’ time afternoons of pampering

Exquisite manicures and makeup

Summer after summer spent at her home

Treating me like one of her own

Lillie, my beautiful Aunt

I am forever

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What Matters!

To live

To heal

To persevere

To smile

To laugh

To love

To travel

To explore

To feel

To care

To share

To give

To learn

To  grow

To  be

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Daughter!

Divine gift

Amazingly courageous

Unwavering faith

Graciously kind

Highly principled

Tenacious strength

Effortless love

Resolute determination

My daughter, Angelica, is the miracle I believe in.💖

(This miracle of mine is also quite a humorous girl. If you need more laughter in your life, please check out her funny blog, Comically Quirky!)

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Just Like That!

Doing the same thing

Over and over

Feeling drained

Again and again

Setbacks

Here and there

Disillusions

Far and wide

Taking steps

Backward and forward

Same routine

Up and down

Enough of that!

To pursue

To achieve

To be in charge

To regain control

As easy as

Just like that!

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Aspire to Inspire!

Some people come and go in our lives.

Others come to stay.

Some people leave a mark in our lives.

Others leave a trail.

Most people just pass through.

There are those people though,

No matter where we are in life,

Inspire us to be what we are today.

Thank you, DAD!

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Contagiously Courageous!

A setback that landed me in the ICU incidentally led me on the path to Dr.C.
Dr. C, the amazing oncologist whose calm demeanor somehow reassured me that I’m in good hands.
I had no fear.
I somehow knew I was going to get better, with his guidance.
The only way I can describe it is like a messenger was sent to give me hope.
I was willing to try anything Doctor C. recommended.
And I did.
My trust in this doctor and his continuous encouragement at my lowest low, along with his belief in me, helped me realize that there is a greater force out there.
More powerful than fear.
More formidable than weakness.
More prominent than self-doubt.
This journey I had embarked on was indeed an enlightening and spiritual passage.
The power of family, friendship and prayers guided me through that journey.

By the grace of God, I found rejuvenation and the healing has begun.

Simple Life Blessings

Life is not only about conquering cancer or any other illnesses, it is about conquering our fears and living life.

Making each day count.

Looking forward, not backward.

Appreciating what we have.

And simply being thankful for every new day given to us, for each day is a gift to be cherished and treasured.

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season.

Thank you all for joining me on my journey.