The Ocean Heals
Where do I begin! I haven't made a post since December and man has a lot happened since then. Arlie was going through her hardest phase of treatment and I literally had no words. Survival mode was in full effect. We were missing the holiday festivities, she didn't feel her best due to very strong chemo and my mama heart was hurting. Depression and anxiety were looming over me, but I was fighting it! My baby needed me, my husband needed me. 100%. There were days I would question how much more can we handle? Are things really going to get better? Thankfully they have! That "one day at a time" quote was what I clung to.
The last couple months we've lost a couple children from clinic that fought hard to beat cancer. Reality set in big. Not every child will beat cancer and I never would've imagined that we would get to know some of these children and see their tough journey. I hug my girl a little tighter each day. Angels are really watching over her. She's thrived and has made this look easy! #thankyoujesus! We knew that if we could just get to maintenance, then things would start looking up. Thankfully for our girl we made it! Everything has went smooth so far. We just took our first vacation since Arlie was diagnosed and is was MAGIC I tell ya!
This week while being at the beach I felt like I could breathe again. I let myself feel everything I have pushed way back in my mind so I could focus on Arlie. It was overwhelming, but felt so good. The ocean really does heal. We relaxed, rode our bikes everywhere, ate way too much and enjoyed "normal life" stuff. It all felt so new and exciting! My mama heart is full. We couldn't be more grateful for this week. I'll let my pictures tell our story from the past week.
Our beach house was fun and retro. We had the dreamiest view of the ocean, almost feeling secluded!