Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Osa Peninsula Costa Rica - Spring 2013

five is the year
the anniversary for me
from diagnosis, chemo, and lots of surgery

hair shorn 
 flowing locks
menstrual cycles 
complete paradox

first days
then weeks
now years
good health continues
to assuage our fears

love of life
love of family
love of friends so dear
thoughts, prayers, and at times a few tears

and blessed
feelings continue as a way to express

inner beauty shines
peace fills my soul
a milestone has been reached
time to set a new goal

Five years is a huge milestone that I don't take lightly as I have known far too many people whose memories now live on. 

At some point we all come to the realization that we are all going to pass on. And when your mortality is tested it leaves a permanent mark on you. For me, it's not dwelling on what could have been it's acknowledging how fragile life really is. How in the blink of an eye any situation can change. 

I continue to learn so much from this journey and will continue to do so forever. I know that I could not have done it alone. I am so grateful to have the constant support from my incredible husband and our wonderful son as well as our family and friends. 

I am truly blessed to have my health and to be lucky enough to have reached this day. Here's to the next five years. 

Ancora Imparo