The dictionary (a la google) defines the verb “embrace” in two ways.
- hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection
- accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically
This space is where I share how we are embracing- or accepting- life as we know it as enthusiastically as we can- even when faced with some pretty heavy shit.
I had originally planned on starting this blog in 2018 to share about our lives as sudden and unplanned homeschoolers and how that tourney led us down a foreign but AWESOME path…but I found myself busy and unmotivated so this little space has been sitting here, lonely, for almost 2 years. I had done the blogging thing before “professionally” and I think it kind of wore me out.
But then 2019 hit. This year has been, by far, the most challenging year of our lives- in ways I won’t even be sharing here- but just know- hard things people, hard things. Just when things started looking up- I found a lump in my armpit. And then in my breast. And then- as I am sure you can guess- I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
40 years old. Homeschooling mom of 4. And I have cancer.
As I sloooooooowly started telling people about the diagnosis, I realized I was constantly repeating the same information. I also realized, more people actually cared about me and what was going on- than I imagined.
I remembered this little space I had created almost 2 years ago and realized it would be a great place to share our lives with the people we love. So here it is.