me: thrift store shirt / DL1961 jeans / loeffler randall sandals / westward leaning sunglassses / david yurman bracelets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / david yurman ring / daniel wellington watch / moon and lola earrings / house of harlow cuff (from my rocksbox!!) / vintage bandana
so this week i turned a whopping 32 years old. while i might have complained about getting old in the past, with everything going on with nathan, i feel fortunate to see another year. the day before my birthday we got the news we had eventually expected to get, but dreaded… that my brother, nathan's, brain cancer (glioblastoma) is slowly growing back where he had his tumor removed last july. it was a blow and nothing i ever wanted to hear. but i really try to see the good in it and now my prayer is that this will get him into a clinical trial (an experiment) that could potentially cure him instead of just prolonging his life a few extra years. to be considered for a clinical trial you must have regrowth and up until now, thankfully, nathan hasn't had any regrowth. please pray that nathan will be accepted into the clinical trial that could cure him. this is going to be his next hurdle.
after hearing bad news and knowing my birthday was the next day i went to grab some champagne. as i surveyed the aisle of champagne i thought of nathan and basically said "YOLO" and "fuck it" all at the same time. i grabbed a bottle i had been dying to try. i LOVE veuve but hadn't ever tried their rosé. let me just say, it was worth every penny (thankfully!)
it poured almost the entire day of my birthday. par for the course i suppose….thankfully i love rain. also thrown in the mix was the worst spray tan i have ever gotten in my entire life. you guys… never have i ever seen something so bad. if you follow me on snapchat, you saw the damage and hopefully laughed with me. but after a jam packed weekend of birthday dinners, men's cotillion, and fishing in the mountains, i couldn't have asked for a better weekend. we literally laughed until we cried at dinner last night. thankful for everyday i am given. another year in the books. thanks to everyone that took the time to wish me a happy birthday! love you guys! -hannah