Hello everyone. Today is MY BIRTHDAY!! *does a happy little birthday dance*
Today, I made thirty-two years old. How amazing is that? When I started this blog, it was with the knowledge that I was up against the clock with very little time left before I checked out via the Bone Cancer Express. I was writing because my daughter was too young to understand everything that I wanted her to remember about me after I died. I wanted to chronicle the dying experience, so that she maybe she could put things into perspective and perhaps forgive me for not giving her a less tumultuous childhood.
Almost three and a half years have passed since then. Despite the fact that I still have cancer and lupus, I'M STILL HERE and I thank my Creator for that every single day. My life has been too amazing for me to attribute it all to luck or willpower. I don't believe there is enough luck in the world for me to have beaten so many odds and lived through so many difficulties. Life is just so precious to me now that I've gone through so many tragedies.
I still can't explain why I'm here and so many other good people, people who were equally deserving of life, are not. I do believe that my continued existence means I have a responsibility to make the most of what I have been given and work to complete all that I have been put here accomplish. I don't know what tomorrow will bring but I plan to contribute to making it something that everyone can benefit from.
As the new year approaches, I hope that everyone is looking forward to as much as I am. Thank you all for accompanying me through this wild journey and providing me with so much advice, encouragement, and support. I hope that I can also return the kindness and have the opportunity to show just how much I appreciate the way that each of you have blessed my life.