Lately, my shoulder has been hurting because I pushed it too far. I think I was rushing things and taking my time to properly stretch it out. It doesn’t help that I don’t go to PT because of some issues. I am left on my own to work it out and have been pushing it too far. I just need to slow down and take it one day at a time. I was so worried that I messed something in my shoulder up, but I grabbed a verse (from my scripture jar a friend made me) that reminded of something. It reads, “The LORD, your God will be with you always. Joshua 1:9” I know God will take care of me. He will never leave me. He knows my pain and he gives me the strength to get through it. HE isn’t only the God of my triumphs, but the God of my struggles as well.
I apologize for not posting lately. I have been busy creating an outfit for an amazing fashion competition I got into through school. It is called Junior League.
Only 5 people from my level were chosen to compete based on their initial garments. I am proud to say I am one of the five! The theme of the second half was fairy tales. I picked Aladdin from a hat, which I was super excited about! I have loved the movie Aladdin since I was young. I especially loved princess Jasmine. For my design, I wanted to bring a more fashion forward, trendy look to my design. I took inspiration from the magic carpet and the colors she wore. I ended up designing a sleeveless pleated top with a pleated neckline with a cream and gold patterned wide leg pant. As well as a teal train with a hand sewn/beaded design. An I am extremely happy and proud of the way it turned out.
Tomorrow 03/25 I have my dress rehearsal to practice how things will run and how we will walk down the runway. We will be getting judged tomorrow as well. Our actual show is on April 1st. I am so excited! I have jumped through so many hurdles to get this outfit done. I am so proud of myself. I have never done anything like this in my life and it is such a huge opportunity. I am thankful to be a part of this!
(part of my outfit)
As of February 20th, it has been 4 years since my diagnosis of Pre-B cell ALL Leukemia.
I would like to thank my family for always being by my side fighting this battle with me. This diagnosis didnt onmy affect me, but the closest people around me as well.
I also want to thank God for guiding ne and giving me the strength to fight the battle.
Without God and my family by my side, I dont know how I would be able to handle this.
Yesterday, I came home from school and my mom said she had something for me. She pointed to T.V. stand where there was a clear bag. I was confused about what it was until, I realized that it was……MY PORT! I was so excited! It is a memory I get to keep. It symbolizes all I have went through and the end of a part of my journey. IT IS SO AMAZING! God is good, and I am so thankful that he has been by my side. As well as giving me my family to walk this journey with me.
Yay! My port is out! I went in yesterday afternoon for the surgery. I was a bit nervous, but the excitement took over. This is a huge step in my journey! It to me, signifies the end, like the real end. I am so happy and thankful to all the people who have walked this journey with me. An the people who have encouraged me and lifted me up. Everyone who has fought right along side me, especially my family who has never left me! All the glory goes to God! In him anything is possible, you just need to believe and put your faith in him! “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.” Philippians 4:13
Pictures – (top: after surgery; bottom: before surgery with a stuffed animal the lady who got me settled gave me)