Week1: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” Bob Marley
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Hello Guys and thanks for stopping by!!! This is my first post and most of you may not know but today is World Cancer Day!!! This day is really near and dear to my heart, because I am a Cancer survivor. Currently in remission for 4 years now. The topic of the day is all about being STRONG. I can’t tell you that it’s going to be easy, but what I will say is trust the fight, trust that it’s going to work in your favor and you will win. You’re strong because you won, I am strong because I won.

Being strong is really hard when you have been through so much in your life especially at a young age. You’re still growing and learning about yourself. You don’t really know where or who to turn to. You’re filled with questions wanting to know why, how and what to do next and you’re looking for a way out. I believe that strength comes from hardship. It must have been something that happen in your life that caused you to be nothing but strong. I feel like everyone has reached that moment and if you haven’t trust me you will. My hardship was Cancer. I was fighting the truth, being accepted, happiness and most of all the healing process. I mean going through that journey it was really a test of my strength and faith in god if I’m honest. I questioned him and doubted the process but then after my first surgery I realized my grandmother and I was battling at the same exact time. God rest her soul now but I knew that I had to be strong, if she could do it then I could do it. I don’t know if she was feeding off of my strength or if I was feeding off of hers but we were strong for each other. If only you knew what it felt like when the doctor tells you; you have cancer, laying on that cold hard table, lying in hospital beds for days, or being poked with needles several times during the day. Before every treatment we would repeat the same line to each other which was “By His Stripes I Am HEALED.” We said this going to ever doctors apt. Every single surgery we had, and every chemo or radiation treatment we went though. We said this, knowing that in the end we were going to leave that hospital even stronger than we came. She was going through chemo therapy and I was going through radiation treatment and it was hard, scary and most of all painful. Were strong woman and in that moment it was a strong fight. Even now, I am thankful for that fight and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

It’s been times where I have fully doubted myself and my abilities. I’ve had close family and friends tell me what I’m going through is nothing compared to what I have been through. I MUST BELIEVE THAT FOR MYSELF. I’m learning and encouraging you guys to not be afraid of what can go wrong but be excited about what can go right. They tell me that the problems I face are so small that I am bigger than it, and I am stronger than it. I say that, to say I believe that God does give his hardest battles to the strongest people. When I felt like giving up he wouldn’t let me, my family wouldn’t let me, my friends wouldn’t let me and because of that, I fought. When he gives you a battle don’t fight with him, instead go with his process because in the end you will receive a bigger reward. I motivate everyone who reads this to find that super natural strength, find that thing or situation that trumps everything. I’m still young, so know that I still have a lot of growing to do and I know my strength will still be tested. I’m ready to fight whatever that situation is, with everything in me. I hope that you are ready to fight your next battle as well. Stay ready so you’ll never have to get ready!

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