Wednesday, June 15, 2011
5 and 50
April 28th I celebrated 5 years since my diagnosis and survivorship. Today I celebrate 50 years of life. I am really hoping that I signed up for an extended warranty!
A couple of years ago I had big ideas for today. I was dreaming about going to Italy to celebrate my daughter’s 18th and my 50th. We will not be going to Italy any time soon, but then I thought about where I was 5 years ago. How I was not even sure I would make it to 46. Fifty looked so distant. The American Cancer Society’s campaign for More Birthdays is such a great campaign. I just joined the movement! So many people dread 50. Cancer changed that for me. I am so grateful to be here today. I am grateful that I was here to see my daughter graduate from high school and turn 18. My hope is that I will be here to do the same for my son.
I am reading the book Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach…although I am currently experiencing a Not-So Simple Abundance Plan. Today will be simple. My favorite pastry in the morning. A walk around my favorite island. Then to one of my favorite places with two of my favorite people for the rest of the day. That is it. That is all I need. Of course another birthday or 30 would be great too!