This day has been filled with laughs, stomps, and side-eyes. However, it has also been filled with a lot of walking. I would have complained about all of the walking before, but not anymore. I have cancer. So when my husband and I took our three youngest sons to a place that has video games, laser tag, a roller coaster, and bumper cars, I was so happy.
This time last year, I could walk 30 feet with the aid of a walker before having to sit down and wait for the pain to subside. This time last year, I was in the beginning of treatment to get the symptoms under control and fight this enemy in my body. In fact, this time two years ago, I was nearly divorced, but that’s a chat for another day.
So I went with my guys and had fun. I was still in pain, but the smiles on their faces kept my spirits high. We were there to celebrate my 6-year-old’s birthday. His smile in particular can light up the gloomiest of days. I will forever remember this day.
This gives you a little idea of who I am. I am a wife and mom. I have cancer that, as of right now, has no cure. I appreciate life now, and I don’t take the important things like times with my family for granted. I will add, however, that I read a lot and I like to crochet. Most people that I tell that to – that I crochet – tell me that their grandma crochets or knits. I think crocheting is for young people, too. That can, again, be chat for another day.
This is a post that I wanted to move over to this site. It was written on January 19, 2020. Wow!
Gotta go fill up my cup….