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February 2016

Life

What My Kids Are Learning Through This Journey

Hold them Close

Memphis had a hockey game yesterday against a team from Chilliwack at Centre Ice in the Blueridge area of Abbotsford. It was the last game of the season before he has two final tournaments. He was especially excited about this game because his friend was coming to watch him play. It was so fun to watch Memphis trying his hardest, and then always looking to the stands to see if we were watching. Memphis’s little buddy did a great job…

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Life

This Girl

She turns 9 today. Her name is Nola Grace Sabourin. Nola means ‘champion’ or ‘famous one.’ That day is a blur to me. I won’t even attempt to tell the story of Nola’s birth. I will say though, she was, and is perfect. I remember watching her come out. It is the most the most amazing ‘act’ I have have ever laid eyes on. That day forever changed me. It changed Jamie too. Jamie wasn’t big on having kids when…

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Family Health Journey Life Story Update

Living With Cancer

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It has been 7 months since I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer. For those who may not know, the cancer was initially found in my colon, but after further testing it revealed that the cancer had metastasized to my liver, and lungs. I can’t really describe what it was last like in that moment when the oncologist informed us of the life altering news. Our world was turned upside down in a moment, and we have been trying…

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Health Life Update

So Many Emotions

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Yesterday wasn’t a good day! I was an emotional basket case. I don’t think I have ever had an experience in my entire life-like I did yesterday. It was crazy! It started off in the morning on my walk to my treatments. I was listening to King Of My Heart by John Mark McMillan, and his wife Sarah when all of a sudden my mind began to flood with random thoughts. Sad thoughts. Painful thoughts. Thoughts of dying, and what…

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Life

Do You Have A Hobby?

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I was a very active kid. I was always outside playing in the forest behind our house with my friends building tree forts. If I wasn’t in the forest, I was somewhere on Maple Ave, playing with all the neighbourhood kids. I have many fond memories of my childhood. I was also very involved in our local sports scene playing hockey and soccer. Unfortunately, as I got older, the less active I became. I had heard growing up how important…

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