I never imagined I could be overcome with such joy and experiencing so much pain at the same time. I was only 27 years old and living my dream of being a mom. I had a 2 year old son and had just given birth to a precious baby girl. My family was complete and I felt whole! But all that changed at my daughter’s one month check-up. I had gone to my OBGYN for a lump in my right breast. After doing some research I assumed it was a clogged milk duct but had my doctor check it anyway.  When a routine needle biopsy didn't extract any liquid I was advised to have it removed. I received the phone call several days later that would forever change my life! I was diagnosed with Triple negative breast cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes. My diagnosis was grim and all I could think about was staying strong and surviving to see my babies grow old! After having a consultation with my Oncologist I knew I wanted to start that day! And so I began the first of my 3 months of chemo. I remember the day my hair began to fall out in the shower, and I feared that shaving my head would cause my children to see a stranger and not their Mom. Boy was I wrong, my son embraced my bald head and never questioned my new look! Several times I would wake up to him rubbing my back on the days I was sick in bed from the chemo. I knew then the reason God made me a mother. My children were where I would find the strength to fight! With a high recurrence rate, I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction followed by a month of daily radiation treatments. A very grueling and painful process but one I knew could help save my life. My amazing team of doctors never left me discouraged and treated me with such compassion and kindness. Just as my treatments were coming to an end and my future was looking brighter, I was served with divorce papers! My family that I had fought so hard for just got torn apart again. I didn't know how I was going to have the energy to fight a different battle, one that my doctors couldn't fix. So I fought, again, and although the divorce was inevitable...my health and my children became my driving force and I took that opportunity to take my life back! I am happy to say I am now 16 years cancer free and happily remarried. My husband and I have been together for almost 13 years and married for 11.  At a time when I felt unloveable and scarred, not only from my cancer wounds but from my emotional wounds, Ryan came into our lives and became a shining star to me and my children. He didn't look at me as broken or unloveable, he embraced my battle and became the missing piece I needed to feel whole again. Our family is perfect to me, and there is nothing that we can't handle.  I have a different outlook on life than most, and it probably takes an experience like mine to see that. But I wouldn't change it for the world. It's what makes me a better Wife, Mom, Sister, Daughter, Friend, and Neighbor! I choose to stay positive and see the good in what life has to offer...too many things can drag us down. My favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29 :11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  My faith, family, love and hope is what drives me. The Lord put me on this journey for a reason, and I can't wait to see what the future brings! I am excited to be a part of this business with my sister and despite no guarantee of success we promise to always do our best and “Fight with Faith!!”