Hello and welcome!
It’s said that, in sharing stories, people form a bond of friendship, even though they may be worlds apart. Going through life’s changes and challenges I’ve found that talking with and reading about others dealing with similar circumstances was greatly encouraging. Seeing how some people live with greater challenges than I can imagine has been downright humbling. We can share in each other’s joys and sorrows through simple written words and across great distances when we aren’t fortunate enough to be together.
I hope you’ll find some enjoyment in reading these pages and I apologize for my sometimes sarcastic nature. While I seriously consider myself more blessed than I deserve to be, when life kicks you, sometimes ya gotta kick back…
Someone asked why I write this blog. Why do I want to tackle the “easy to install, even for beginners” technology?
A breast cancer diagnosis back in 2016 threw a wrench into a lot of my plans, but has also shown me a whole new world. Nobody wants to hear “It’s cancer,” but in a strange way, I’ve come to look at the experience as a blessing. Did you know that you can meet the nicest people in chemo? Tireless nurses and dedicated docs, as well as other patients, who somehow maintain cheerful optimism despite their individual challenges, are all inspiring. People at the gym who have gone through it themselves or know someone who has, offer encouragement and hugs. At the GYM! I remain awestruck at the number of girls who share their experiences and support me through my ordeal.
My husband, my “rock” on earth, is the most selfless person I’ve ever known. I’ve been blessed to be his wife for almost 39 years and, God willing, to continue to be a thorn in his side for a long, long time! Lol.
My kids, their spouses, my siblings and friends all “circle the wagons” to make sure I’m taken care of and loved.
Tearing up right now…in a good way.
You see, I have angels in my life, who’ve made the challenging times easier and add so much fun to the happy times that I can’t help but smile just thinking of them!
When a friend suggested I blog about my experiences, I thought about it briefly but went into idle mode. Who would read it? I know virtually nothing about getting started. Seems like it would take up a LOT of time. All the excuses in the world.
Now, a little over one year post-treatment, I’ve finally decided it’s time to share, in hopes that someone going through their own struggles will find encouragement. Hopefully, someone will be inspired to carry on, live life and chase dreams, determined not to let the beast that is cancer kill their spirit.
And so we begin.