Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I am a survivor!

I received in the mail the other day a sweet package from a dear friend. It had a Pink Survivor Tshirt, some pink ribbon appliques and a beautiful survivor's scarf! She walked for me in the race and I was touched. I am grateful to be a Survivor and grateful for each day that I get here on earth with my family and friends. That whole perspective has changed since both of my battles with cancer (or as we like to call it RECNAC , that is Cancer spelled backwards ). It takes a lot of power out of the word and as far as we know, no one has passed away from Recnac yet! It sounds silly, but when my kids were little and they told friends and others that I had cancer, some how they always ended up hearing a cancer horror story...which scared them and me worse. So we decided to say it backwards and we took back a lot of our power from then on.
I remember the years that we did the Susan G. Komen race and how powerful and hopeful it was. So I am grateful for a dear friend who would represent me and her in the race for the cure. Some times I get scared again, thinking about all the what ifs! But, it is more normal for me to be just grateful for each day and I try to live it to the fullest.
 Aware of so many others who are in their battles with it right now. My prayers go out to them. Recnac is life changing. Since my recnac, I have tried to make it my goal to love, pray for and support, in any way that I can...anyone who is battling this terrible disease!
Life is truly a blessing and thank you for all those who have supported me  and my family throughout the years. We are truly grateful!
Good night dear friends!                                                                
Photo: San Antonio Komen Race 2013.
I ran for you and me!! Thanks Lynn for all your love support and inspiration. You're my hero!"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."  ~ Albert Camus

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