About me

Hi, I’m Rebecca.

Headshhot 2 FramedOver five years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Oxford, England for four months and originally designed this blog to help me organize and share my thoughts, feelings, and adventures while I was out of the country. But when I got back to the States, I just couldn’t stop writing. I decided to continue jotting down the things I learn and feel during these weeks that seem to fly by as if they had wings.

In August 2014, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and went through two surgeries and a radioactive iodine treatment. In November of that same year, I was told to have “no detectable cancer.” Then in February 2016, doctors discovered small spots of thyroid cancer in my lungs, which they continue to monitor today.

I have experienced lows of anxiety, pain, and confusion and highs of peace beyond understanding and deep purpose in Christ. The Lord has been my Rock and Sustainer:

The Lord is my strength and shield.
    I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
    I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
-Pslam 27:8

To learn more about my journey, see:
A bump in the road
Thank you, Dr. Kent Brantly
I’d rather be holy than happy
All my deserts are rivers of joy
If everyone had cancer
Thawing
What to do and not do when someone is scary sick
Butterflies
Another butterfly

If you’d like to contact me directly, please email rrf507@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Rebecca. Love your blog. I’m always looking for great content about faith, family life and other things to share on my social media sites. To build my community and encourage my followers. Would love to connect with you. Thanks so much for being a voice of encouragement among many. BTW, I found your site on Godinterest. What a great new resource for us.

  2. Though I know you so well …. I never cease to be amazed, encouraged, blessed & challenged by your “words” …. the window to Rebecca’s heart! You, dear one, are amazing. We pray daily for God to be by your side in such a REAL way that your faith cannot be shaken! Our family loves you SO dearly! Gigi

  3. Just found your blog through an article on Mayday Parade and Edgar Allen Poe. Mayday Parade has had a huge influence on my life, and when I found out the connection between MP and EAP, I couldn’t put that idea out of my mind. I too, first heard of this connection on one of those lyric meaning sites, and upon further research I found your blog! All this to say, I’m so happy I did, because as I read through a few articles, I realized a few similarities: 1) We both have The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe on our nightstand (though I am just starting to crack it open), and 2) It appears we are sisters in Christ who serve the same God! Anyway, keep doing what your doing! I am excited to stick around and see what other things we have in common as well as discuss interests via more posts 😛 Good luck, fellow blogger!

    1. Maggie, how cool! I love hearing about those connections. Thanks for commenting, and best wishes as you read through Poe’s complete tales! 🙂

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