I am 32 years old. For many years, I had been hoping and praying for a partner in life and a family, and after a few relationships that ended, I started wondering if my dreams would ever be fulfilled. And then Kevin entered my life last September. If you asked him, he would say he knew immediately that he wanted to marry me. If you asked me, I was a lot less sure. But he persisted, and after a trip to Belize in March, I realized he was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Three short weeks later, I went for a regular checkup at the doctor and the lump was found in my right breast.
While anyone else might have second-guessed how this diagnosis would impact our relationship and our lives, Kevin’s love for me has only grown stronger. He proposed the week before my chemo treatments began and has walked this journey by my side – never wavering. The treatments I’m going through may make it difficult to conceive children, but we don’t want to let that stop us from trying. We’ve been through fertility preservation treatments and are hoping to still have children someday. And in the midst of all that I’m going through, we’re also trying to plan a wedding and continue living our lives as though I will survive this diagnosis.
I’ve dealt with some unique complications through my treatments that have been extremely painful and difficult to get through. I’m so hopeful for healing and restoration.