I am not a writer. I am an engineer. I write like an engineer in bullet points and thought fragments. But I am authentic and this blog is about sharing my process…I hope my heart comes through. I am passionate about Jesus. I love running, skiing and being active. I love making and designing jewelry. I enjoy traveling but have found that I need to also have a home. Endlessly roaming the world and living out of a backpack sounds romantic but is not for me. I need structure. I have been living in the Netherlands for the last 3 years working for Royal Philips Electronics. I was diagnosed with IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma – Breast Cancer) in February 2012. I chose to go through the cancer treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation) in the Netherlands rather than returning to the United States which is a blessing and a challenge. Also, in 2012 the foundations of my marriage were shaken and my husband returned to the US. My future is completely unknown but my hope is firmly in God and his promises. This space is where I am documenting how Jesus is carrying me through one of the most intensely painful periods of my life. I am trying to share honestly what it means for me to “walk by faith and hope” in the midst of the storm while the story is being written…through the frustration of waiting and the uncertainty of the future. I hope you are able to find strength and encouragement in my words.