Thursday, November 22, 2012


I am a little overwhelmed with how thankful I am that it isn't this time last year. If I make it through today without crying, I will be amazed.
Today is the anniversary of getting my biopsy results. And Thanksgiving last year was tough. I remember the weekend being spent with Phil and my parents, doing anything we could to distract ourselves with how scared we were that I had cancer, how bad the cancer could be, whether or not it had spread, and what I would need to do to get rid of it. Sometimes, we did an ok job of being distracted. But I also remember bouts of random crying too. I found myself saying that I was thankful that they had found my nodules and that we were going to get rid of them.
I don't think it was anyone's favorite Thanksgiving.
Now it is a year later. Cancer is gone. And we have a baby on the way, which is what started the whole thing.
It feels completely different this year.
This dichotomy of holidays reminds me of this: Sometimes your blessings are a little hard to find. And sometimes they smack you in the face. But they are always there.
I hope you can find something in your life to be thankful for today. I promise there is something.
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy thanksgiving to you!!
    It is really about counting our blessings, it seems.

    Lovely post & very emotional!

  2. My goodness how life changes and always there are things to be thankful for, even if just that you aren't where you were. I'm so glad you are in such a beautiful place now. love.

    Aloha Sweet Friend,

    I'm stopping by from Casey's little linky list to personally invite you to join me for An Aloha Affair.

    It's a sweet gathering of creative souls and a sharing of all the wonderful work we do. I'd love it if you'd join us, you know if you're wanting to take a little break with sweet friends.


  3. oh girl, i empathize with you on so much of this! thank you for sharing your heart so openly. i'm thrilled to be your newest follower.

    much love and many blessings!

  4. A year makes all the difference. Congrats on being cancer-free and with a wee one on the way.


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