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Four Years Ago Today

on July 23, 2014

Four years ago today, July 23rd took on a whole new significance in my life.

Four years ago today, July 23rd became a Line of Demarcation on my timeline.

Four years ago today, July 23rd changed everything…forever.

You see, four years ago today, I had a routine mammogram.

Only it wasn’t so routine.

That mammogram discovered aggressive Stage 3 breast cancer.

That mammogram started a ball rolling that, like snowballs from mountaintops in cartoons, consumed so much in its crazy, high-speed, bouncy path…arms and legs and other body parts (and hearts and relationships and Life As I Knew It Things) sticking out all wacky and nonsensical.

That mammogram saved my life.

Four years ago today, July 23rd unleashed a torrent of trials and triumphs, loss and love, hell and health that I am still wading through…some days waist-deep…some days thigh-deep…some days ankle-deep…but every day dripping wet.

Four years ago today, July 23rd began the revealing of so much True and so much False.

Four years ago today, July 23rd God whispered ‘You’re going to be okay.’

Four years ago today, July 23rd I chose to believe Him.

And, every day since that day, four years ago, I am grateful.

For it all.

{Decided to go ahead and link up with Holley Gerth and Jennifer Dukes Lee today – sharing Joy and Happy is as much Coffee for Your Heart and Tell(ing)HisStory as anything I can think of! ~Thank you ladies for letting me share!~ Please click through for more real life Joy and Happy…and everything in between. *smile}


16 responses to “Four Years Ago Today

  1. Laura, sharing your joy that you had that mammogram four years ago! I’m thankful for all you’ve learned (and shared) and your grateful attitude.

    your neighbor on #Tell His Story

  2. Rejoicing with you that you are an OVERCOMER!!! This is my first week participating in coffee for your heart. I’m glad I came across your blog! I’ve been marking my 1 year anniversaries of finding a swollen lymph node, biopsy, Stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, starting chemo, finishing chemo, and just this month having my 1 year CT scan show “no suspicious findings.” I love your description of “some days waist-deep…some days thigh-deep…some days ankle-deep…but every day dripping wet.” My emotions sure fit that! May God give you STRENGTH and bless you with PEACE (Psalm 29:11).

    • LauraK says:

      Welcome, Terri! So glad you visited today! And Yay YOU on all of your amazing 1 year anniversaries! They are sweet (and sometimes bittersweet), indeed. Prayers for strength and peace for you, too, my fellow Overcomer!

  3. So glad you are here to celebrate this anniversary Laura. So grateful that God whispered to you that day and that you believed him. Blessings!! ❤

    • LauraK says:

      Tickled that you stopped by, Suzanne! Watching you on your journey is one of the things that brings me inspiration on the not-so-sunshiny days…thank you for that! xoxo

  4. sarahgirl3 says:

    Wow thank you for sharing! I am so glad you made the choice to believe 4 years ago. Here’s to many more years!

  5. Barbie says:

    Stopping by from Patty’s blog and rejoicing with you in all that God has done for you.

  6. Robin Heim says:

    Wow, so grateful to see you thriving here Sister Flyer! Also, happy to see you linking up with two of my personal favorites, Holley Gerth and Jennifer Dukes Lee. 😀 Blessings!

  7. You have been blessed and thank you for sharing your joy and blessing with us! 🙂

  8. dukeslee says:

    Hey there, Laura! I’m not sure if you heard during our webcast, but you were the winner of Holley’s new book, You’re Loved No Matter What; my book, Love Idol; and a beautiful necklace from Send me an email at Jennifer @ with your mailing address!

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