As some of you may already know, Alexis was discharged from the hospital on Saturday and started in-home hospice care. This is all just too much to comprehend and still impossible to accept, but I wanted to share this journal entry from two years ago, in Alexis' own words titled I AM.
I am grateful to be here!
A loving mother to 6 & 3 year olds. A wife to an amazing husband. A daughter to the most inspiring parents. A caring sister to the best brother + sister in-law.
I am compassionate towards others, generous, kind-hearted, always want to do good + see the good in others. I am a former volunteer at God's Love We Deliver in NYC, and was a hard working employee at a non-profit organization.
I am a strong & loving stay-at-home mom. I am a warrior and battle a rare cancer called ACC and I am grateful to have been connected with other ACC survivors!
I love being a lifetime best friend to my husband, exploring new places, taking trips, learning about others, being there for my family.
I am most thankful for my incredible family, the spectacular staff at St. Francis, my bright oncologist at Columbia and my supportive friends near and far.
I love cuddling with my kids and watching them grow.
I love hearing the ocean, lounging by a pool, playing piano & cello, listening to classical & jazz.