The Day We Started to LIVESTRONG

Today is a very special day.
Today is my husband's 4-year anniversary.
Today marks the day we started to "LIVESTRONG."
You see, my amazing husband has been cancer-free for four years. {AMEN}  Yes, cancer-free!  At age 37, Rob was diagnosed with testicular cancer.  We were so fortunate, it was detected early and he was operated on quickly.  After one month of radiation, he was back on the road to recovery.  I honestly thank God everyday that the outcome was so good.  We were fortunate and truly blessed.

I don't want to trivialize it because it wasn't easy.  My husband is a healthy, happy, hard working man with a larger than life personality.  The day he uttered the words, "you mean I have cancer?" changed our lives completely.  He was shocked, devastated, and above all scared.  My big strong husband, scared?  It was that day that our wedding vows {in sickness and in health} became more than just the standard part of a wedding ceremony they became our mantra. 

We began to change the way we thought about life, work, and things in general.  We decided that we were going to live our lives and enjoy each day as much as we could.  While we are very devoted parents and spend as much time with our kids as we can, we also make time for each other and for ourselves as individuals.  Rob is an avid sportsman who hunts, fishes, golfs and as much as sometimes I wish he didn't have quite so many hobbies, I'm glad he knows how to LIVESTRONG. 

We take vacations with our kids, with our friends and with our family.  We have as much fun as possible, whenever we can.  It's not always easy when you get caught up in the day-to-day stress of life and work, but we do what we can when we can.  We're LIVIN' STRONG.

Ethan supporting Daddy

Rob taking his Survivor lap with Isabella at Relay for Life

Rob and me at Relay for Life
My husband is a role model to me and although I don't always tell him ~ he inspires me!


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  1. That's great, good for your hubs!! You have a beautiful family! I enjoy your blog.. from blogaholics :)