It would be easy to just dismiss 2016 for the crazy ass year it was. And I don’t think I’m the only one who had it rough. I mean, there are endless memes and hilarious tweets about it. But 2016 did bless us with some beautiful moments. The boy who completed our family made his arrival this year. Wyatt is beyond a blessing. And each day that I look at his chunky face, I find myself fighting even harder. 2016 is the year Harlon became a fantastic and caring big brother. He shows so much love for Wyatt that it makes my heart swell. I was blessed with a Christmas nephew who is all sorts of perfect! I was able to help orchestrate and witness an exciting and loving proposal between my brother Aaron and his now fiancé Jessica. I got to visit with family and friends throughout the year which is always so special. And through all of the hard times, it has only brought me and my best friend closer. Wink wink John. 😉
2016 also introduced me to people I would have never met without my diagnosis. People who have forever changed me and my outlook on life. All for the better. I’ve added some wonderful women to my Rad Lady Posse. And met strong men fighting for the lives of their own ladies. And of course, a quick shout out to my fellow Kick Ass Cancer Mamas, because for real, without you ladies, I don’t even know. No one will ever get it like you do. Your support and honest love for each other is truly how we should all be all the time. So much love to you all.
Yes, 2016 was the year I was diagnosed with a very aggressive disease but it’s also the year I started to kick it’s ass. Like hard. And it’s also the year Team Filloon came into full effect. 💪🏻 People who I haven’t talked to in years, are back in my life and I love it.
I have a feeling 2017 will start out a bit slow, this AC is wiping me out. I guess I was wrong, I’m not quite superwoman. It’s exhausting to even think of moving or talking at times. And the nausea is something fierce. But I’ll take it day by day and I’ll take the time I need to get stronger.
So yeah, 2016 was a rough year. But we’ve had rough ones in the past too. And we are still here, just getting stronger.
So cheers to a lovely, beautiful, and magically wonderful 2017. Let’s make the best of it, together! Happy New Year! Peace out 2016!