Happy Monday! I am currently sitting in the back of a car that has carried me on and towards many adventures. Not just specifically this car, but “our car”. An invention used to allow people everywhere to travel almost anywhere they need to be. As I got in the car this morning, I likened my excitement of heading back to Texas Children’s to the equivalent of leaving for a new adventure. That feeling you get when you’re headed to the airport, about to hop on a plane headed to a new destination. It’s a nervous but hopeful feeling. Believe it or not, looking out the window of the car as we travel to Houston is just as exciting as it would be to gaze upon the clouds out an airplane window. This morning the sky is blue, the air is crisp, and the Lord is ever present in the rays of sunshine beaming down on the road set before me.
Want to hear something totally fun? A few days ago, an amazing company called “Jadelynn Brooke” contacted me with some of the sweetest and most energetic words I have heard throughout the beginning of this process. Being a total fan of their clothes and products, and already having owned some, I was completely shocked that such a big company would be contacting me regarding my story and my new reality. Jadelynn Brooke is a company founded by 3 sisters whose mission is to clearly make the Lord known, radiate happiness, and provide you with some cute stuff while you’re at it. this year their message for audiences to see is a campaign called “Girl on a Mission”. I was so thankful to receive multiple t-shirts for myself and my close friends as well as other merchandise to showcase this “Girl on a Mission” mentality. Jade, Lexi, and Brooke: If you’re reading this, please know that you already have been a huge part of my perspective on this whole journey. It is crazy who God puts in our lives when we need them most. I am proud to continue living as a “Girl on a Mission”.
Today is Day 8 of my First round of Chemotherapy. I will be receiving a new infusion through an IV and then hopefully headed home today after treatment. Recently, I have started to deal with a new muscular discomfort in my legs, probably an aftermath pain of my bone marrow biopsy. But, other than some acid reflux burns from my steroid, and the feeling in my legs…I have been pretty good.
If you couldn’t already tell, I have a huge passion for writing. Due to the fact that I will soon be in the middle of my 1st round of chemo, and hopefully laying low on a bunch of medical updates for a week or so, I would love to answer questions through my posts. I enjoy a good dance party (comment some good tunes), talking about musicals, and even hearing about new favorite foods (I am hungry all the time haha). I will happily tell you everything you’d want to know about those topics, but I would also love to chat about my faith, your faith, and just crazy life stuff. That being said, no question is too small. I am excited to share more about what makes Rylie, Rylie.
A little message to start off your week on the right foot: Live everyday to the fullest. We are not promised tomorrow, next week, or even the next hour. I encourage everyone tolook for joy in the little things. I still feel as if my life has been flipped upside down, but trusting in the Lord’s plan for even the next minutes of my life is sometimes all I have to lean on. I am not afraid. I was made for this. -Joan of Arc