(photo of my sister's backyard fence...all photos are thru my lens)

This is just a way to express my thoughts as I walk this path and journey through as a breast canSURVIVOR.

Make cancer mad, just piss it off by misspelling it..... like "canzer"

In remission ~ December 2012

Invasive Moderately Differentiated Ductal Carcinoma T1cN0M0 Stage 1

Estrogen receptor-positive cancer - Here is how it began

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Love of Caregivers

Nikki told me about Martina McBride's song about caregivers.  She mentioned how it felt to be a caregiver, because she was for her husband.  This video is amazing, powerful, and true. 

I'm so very thankful ~ every day ~ for the caregivers in my life.  I've never wanted to be a burden to anyone. It is very humbling to ask for help....but in most cases, I don't have to ask.  A helping hand is always there. 

The hugs I get are powerful as well.  I get them daily from many sources.  Sometimes, they come unexpectedly from people I barely know.

I can tell you that to me, knowing that I am not alone makes all the difference in the world.  To know that people are praying for me.  To know that people care ~ amazing.

So thank you.   Please listen to this song and to those who feel this same amazement at the love and support that they received.


  1. Carol, my prayers are with you that you get through this treatment quickly and with as little pain as possible. As a 4-1/2 year survivor of breast cancer, I am rooting you on. God Bless You! Pat Matuschak

  2. Pat! So wonderful to hear from you! Thank you for your words of encouragement...especially the fact that you are A SURVIVOR! Blessings to you as well :)

  3. Carol,

    You keep coming up with these tear jerker videos that pull at my heart strings. I’m not a big country music fan but Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood are two of my favorites. Their message is powerful and beautifully sung. Thanks for sharing.

    I know how humbling it can feel with the caregiver situation. With my cancer there have been times (and still are) when I have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of others, some of whom I didn’t think I knew all that well but who were still willingly and unconditionally there for me without asking. I always vow to some day return the favor or at least pay it forward in some way.

    In your case, it is well known what a caring and good hearted person you are. You have touched many along the way. They all wish there was something they could do in return. Be gracious in allowing others do whatever they can to help in any way that they can. That is your gift to them.

    Cyberhugs ~ JM

  4. Hi Joe! Haven't heard from you in awhile and I was gonna send out the troops to make sure you're ok. Glad to hear from you!

    The first time I saw the video, total waterworks ... I'm just grateful that the video was made in such a beautiful way.

    Thank you for your kind words. I'm hoping to continue my work for as long as God will have me here!

    May you continue to build strength as you journey down the path set before you!


Love to read your comments!