The first one…


So, this is me, a picture from the day Becky and I met. It was the day before my 34th birthday last year, specifically this photo was taken on October 30, 2010. I look healthy, rosy, not scrawny. I had just been for my well woman visit one month earlier, and everything was fine. Due to family history, I have two of those physicals in a year. The doctor had told me to expect to start having mammograms at 35. But, I didn’t make it that far.

The dating thing went normally for Becky and I. We did fun stuff, silly stuff, used up all of our free minutes on our respective cell phones. Our first picture together was at the park with all of our children, walking the dog and skateboarding:


We were just at that easy stage of relaxing into each other. And the holidays were coming, with the dinners and festivities that come every year. I still looked healthy, but I kept catching every bug in existence.



The red dress was New Year’s Eve. That was the last time I remember feeling, physically, alright. Those are the “old me” photographs. Next blog will be the transition photos, as well as the results of my appointment this afternoon.

Blessings to you all…

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