Let Go

“Be still and know that I am God.” I had my third chemo treatment on Friday and as I was mentally preparing myself, knowing what the next 10 days or so would be like, what kept running through my head was to “Be still and know that I am God.” I remembered my sister Sara…

Hallelujah is our Song

Because of my treatment schedule, I was not able to attend church services on Easter morning, and it was hard for me. After losing dad in 2010 and Sara in 2011, Easter has taken on a much deeper meaning. I can find joy even in the loss, because I know and trust that they are…

Choose Gratitude

As I lay awake with my mind spinning from all that is going on and I try to process the reality of what I am going through, my thoughts go to my sweet sister Sara. It’s been really hard after this second round of chemotherapy. I look in the mirror and don’t recognize the person staring…

Take Up Your Cross

Monday was the day…the day I had been anticipating since after my first chemo treatment.  The day I was, in some ways, dreading the most. My hair started falling out in handfuls. Something I knew was going to happen and knew I couldn’t control. I heard from some that they didn’t lose all their hair,…

Unknown

As I wake up in the night, faced with the quiet of my own thoughts…I begin thinking of what is to come with a diagnosis of breast cancer. The repeated message from my little sister, Gitz, comes from a post she wrote titled “unknown.” “Unknown. The unknown can be our biggest enemy sometimes… the thing we put…

My Story

As I began my journey to continue Choose Joy ministry of my late sister, Sara Gitz Frankl, I never dreamt that I would be adding my own story to hers. Sara began sharing her story with the world in 2008, when she started a blog titled “Gitzen Girl”, after her childhood nickname. Sara began writing…