A year in the books…

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when we look back everything is different.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

It’s been a year. Today. Last year on this day, and this evening, I was a patient in a hospital. It’s a fabulous place, but it’s a hospital nonetheless. I had undergone a double mastectomy earlier in the day, and by early evening I was sorta-kinda awake and pretty uncomfortable.

But it’s been a year. A whole 365 days of cancer freedom. Of being cured (yes, they used that word). A year of tumult and turmoil, of introspection and decision-making, of disappointment and desire, of deep pleasure and wild happiness.

And sometimes it feels like yesterday. Not often, but as I look back, as I consider the months and seasons that followed, it happened in a flash. A sometimes awesome flash and a sometimes painful one.

Life, right?

So today, I do the normal, regular things of life, hauling out a shedding Christmas tree, preparing dinner, droping-off and picking-up from basketball practice, shopping at Barnes & Noble. Each time today as I live my blessedly-uneventful life, I can’t help but reflect back. With deep gratitude. And with eyes cast up and outward.

The best is yet to come.


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4 Responses to A year in the books…

  1. Alison says:

    oh YES. Congratulations on one year. Thank you for this reminder to appreciate the blessedly uneventful!

  2. Dee Howe says:

    Your posts continue to inspire and encourage me to reflect. I am elated to hear you are cancer-free…you conquered one of life’s toughest hurdles AND did so with grace and optimism. I am blessed to call you a comrade. Wishing you and your beautiful daughters a year ahead filled with peace, love and light.

  3. nancy rizzo says:

    Alison said what I was going to – only she said it so much better! Exactly. Lotsa Love & Blessings 🙂

  4. Lesley says:

    So hard to believe it’s been a year. Congrats on this milestone and only the best to you and your lovely girls. As Tammy, the Boss of the Sweet Potato Queens says, “I wish you only “normal days” ahead.” Love to you my dear.

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