Yes, it’s still me. I have just changed my blog theme today. (I was using Twenty-One and changed to Rounded) Hope you like it. I was in the mood to add more color and style.
This week is the three-year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis. Why would I want to remember such a horrible event? It’s not that I’m trying to hang on to the diagnosis. It’s that I am celebrating each year that I live past it. Each day is a blessing from God.
My first anniversary was not so pleasant. I actually dreaded the coming of it. I wanted to forget about cancer, chemo, radiation, surgery, tests and the stuff in between. Just pretend it never happened. Memories from my diagnosis rushed back every time I thought about my birthday (as I mentioned in an early post, I was diagnosed 2 days after my 40th birthday). My wonderful hubby had a birthday/survival celebration for me even though I kindly protested. So I sucked it up and went. It turned out to be a great opportunity for me to thank some of the friends and family who were so supportive and loving during my treatment. For some I did’t have enough words to thank properly. They shuttled me to treatments and doctor appointments. While I was out of town they picked up my son from school and kept him overnight. When I complained they listened. And most of all, they lifted me before the throne of God in prayer.
I’m relieved that this year is much better. I am able to celebrate God’s merciful healing with joy. Getting to this point in my journey feels good…..really good.