There is nothing like a battle with cancer to prove to yourself just how strong you really are. (I am sure all of the warriors and survivors who are reading this are nodding their heads in agreement). Ten years ago, if I could have looked into the future and saw 44 year old Florence: divorced, single parenting three children, dealing with the many challenges of having a child with Autism, and then facing cancer on top of that, well I probably would have said, “Hand me a rope, would ya?” But I would have been underestimating the strength of 44 year old Florence. Not only am I handling this, but I am experiencing some of the happiest and most joyful moments of my life in the process! It is true, God never gives us more than we can handle. But God, if you are listening, I GET IT! I’M STRONG!!! Now go pick on someone your own size.
Tip: Celebrate your own strength! When I need to be reminded of how strong I am, I like to play this song and really belt out the words: “I’M A FIGHTEEEEEERRRR” (while pretending I’m a country superstar).