I had planned to write this post last week, but life got busy and we had family visiting from Pennsylvania, so I am behind on my “Thankful” post.
What a year! This past year has been an eye opener..that’s for sure! Last Thanksgiving I was in the midst of my cancer treatments. It was not a very festive holiday season for my family. This year things were so much better! I was able to cook Thanksgiving dinner with the help of my mother-in-law (Betty) and my sister-in-law (Danielle). We had a total of 18 people at our house for Thanksgiving this year (including myself). It was a great day filled with good food and family enjoying being together.
I have so many things to be thankful for this year. While I can’t exactly say I am thankful for getting cancer (Because I am not!!), I am thankful that cancer caused me to slow down and re-evaluate my life. It made me realize what is most important in life. It has taught me forgiveness, and that although I may not always see eye-to-eye with someone else, that it doesn’t mean that we can’t agree to disagree. I have learned to slow down and smell the roses more often.
I have learned to let the small things go and to not stress so much. For this I am thankful.
I am thankful for health insurance and some of the best cancer doctors in the state.
I am thankful for the new people that cancer brought into my life.
I am thankful for every day that I have to enjoy with my family. They mean the world to me.