Rick took me away to our haven in Eastern Washington after the pancake breakfast on Saturday. As much as I loved being with all my friends and family, I was more than ready to just lay low. We had a wonderful dinner with friends on Saturday night, Rick mowed the lawn and did some odd jobs around the house, all the while...I was in the house knitting. Oh, I cooked a little and napped a little, watched a few movies...but most of the time ~ yeah, you guessed it, I was knitting. On the way home today Rick stopped by a Ben Franklin craft store so I could buy some more yarn (and he even went in the store with me). What a great guy :)
I know I told you all about the wonderful surprises our daughters had for us this past weekend, but what I haven't told you is what a difference my life will be now that I have Bonnie Addario (Breath Away From The Cure ~ Founder) in it. She called me this afternoon (which was only our second conversation) and I felt like I had known her forever. She made me laugh, could relate to how I was feeling, helped me understand some of my fears, and gave me a new vision on my future. I think for these past 5 and a half months I've been telling everyone "I'm going to be the one who beats this thing" and "don't worry about me, I'm doing fine". But when I talk to someone who has been there, who worries about the same kinds of things I do (which most of the time isn't our health, but rather the way our loved ones are feeling about our health), and who has the same kind of determination as me...I feel like I've been given a new "breath" of hope. A new beginning. Now, I'm not just saying those things because I want to make others feel better. Now, I will say what I feel because I believe it!
For those of you who haven't visited abreathawayfromthecure.org please take the time to do so. What you read will amaze you. On Sunday, they added another section to their web page. You will now find a drop down tab under friends that is called "someone you should meet". Apparently, they've chosen me for that part. I hope I don't let them down. I'll try to keep my hair and make-up looking good at all times (just in case someone is taking my photo for the website). Just kidding. I feel honored that they chose me as someone who will help inspire others. Isn't it funny how I'm so inspired by all of you, yet they put me on the web page?
I was going to write earlier on the blog, but I had to go to my monthly bunco (dice game) group....I love the ladies I play with. Tonight was one of our best nights ever. I took 3rd place (I won my money back~ woop-de-doo) and my ribs are still hurting from laughing so much. That laughter alone made me feel like a winner!
I'd better get to bed. I've got a busy day at work tomorrow. (Do I always say that?) If so, it's only because my boss might be reading this.
I love you more than all apples grown in Washington.