family and friends!
"Stick a fork in me, I'm done!" No, wait a
minute... "Take the 'stick' out
of me, I'M the FORK!" Now that's more like it, and just what I
precious chemo nurses today as the last I.V. was removed!
Thanks to all of you for your support through this last 8 month
Today we celebrate the end of my chemotherapy treatment! Round
12, and we
won! I'm well, strong and happy and filled with thanks for the
blessings and lessons God has given to me.
I'm healthier physically, mentally and emotionally than I was
breast cancer diagnosis! Imagine that. Prayers are answered.
To imagine that I'd ever think of any kind of a cancer as a
gift would have
been outrageous before. Believe me, it's a gift. If we don't
listen to the
whispers, God will get our attention with a brick, someone once
Breast cancer was not only a wake up call that some harmony
body and spirit had to happen, it's become an opportunity for
difference in the world and helping others help themselves and
The breast cancer support website I've created
taken on a life of it's own. Soon to come will be links to the
have so that with a simple click any husband who's wife has
can reach my sweet husband at Husband@youcanthrive.com, or
firstname.lastname@example.org or even my trainer, Michelle at
Connecting survivors, family and friends to the resources so
needed during an uncertain time empowers and supports anyone
who needs it.
What a blessing to be able to be a catalyst for it to happen.
Remember, God won't take any of us one second before our due
time. As long
as we are alive, it's our responsibility to listen closely for
of what our mission is while we're here.
This is not a dress rehearsal, believe me. I had to get hit
with the brick!
Wherever you are reading this, please say a prayer of thanks to
healing me and say another that my journey can help to heal
education, support and empowerment. I'm saying a prayer of
thanks that my
life is filled with all of you, and especially my extraordinary
shows me every day how much he loves me, my beautiful daughter,
fills me with pride and laughter, my office staff, who every
day are a
source of support and inspiration.
We are planning a weekend next month to finally go see my
Illinois. I have a brand new niece, Kelly Renee who will be 5
and I've never seen her! The growth of the relationships with
my family so
far away is amazing. Thank God for email!
The next short trip will be to Bridgewater, MA to see our
church family in
May. Lee, thanks for emailing the great sermons. I look forward
My dear friend Charlie Martin sent the following to me today.
It was so
perfect that I opened it first in my computer and it reflected
I wanted to say! Thanks Charlie.
Author Unknown -
Age is more a matter of focus and physiology than chronology.
have lived many years but still have a "skip" in their walk and
in their thought.
A simple example of this is found on a rainy day. When "old"
people see a
puddle, what do they do? They not only walk around it, they
On the other hand, children--and those still young at
right in, laugh, splash around, and have a good time.
Enjoy life's "puddles." Live with a spring in your step, a
smile on your
face. Make cheerfulness, outrageousness, and playfulness new
your life. You're alive! You can feel good for no reason at
Keep checking the website as I add to it almost every weekend.
like to have an email link on the site let me know. Sharing how
friend or family member has affected you or our relationship
help others. It matters to know that we're not alone and that
knows how we feel. That's all the world is about, you know.
above all else and our neighbors as ourselves - even when our
behaving like jack asses! (I'm really working on it... ;)
Love, Laughter, Hope and Hugs!