I woke up this morning with a heart attack...
on my front door.
It brought back a flood of memories to that September morning in 2011 when I opened my door and found this...
I have the best friends and family in the entire world. It's true.
Today is the day. It is Day #1609. One thousand six hundred nine days ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and today is the day that I get to celebrate the release of my memoir about that journey.
It is going to be a good day.
Today also marks another very important milestone for me. It was 4 years ago on this very day that I said goodbye to the chemo that I loathed and loved at the same time. I loathed it for obvious reasons. It made me sick and made my body hurt. But I loved it because it had done it's job of killing my real enemy- the cancer that had invaded my body. To celebrate that very important day, my friends and family gave me a party. A beautiful, lively, lovely, and very pink, party. It was one of the greatest moments of my life.
(WARNING...if you do not like the color pink, I would not look at the following pictures.)
I love my family and friends. So. Much.
Now back to today. Or rather, tonight.
I hope to see a lot of these friendly faces at Marissa's Books as we celebrate another milestone in this journey. I have not come this far without you and I don't want to continue without you either.
This journey has been about 3 things from the very beginning...
1. God and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I cannot deny the guidance that I have felt from them nor am I ashamed to admit that I am where I am because of the blessings that I have received from them. I have not done this alone.
Now, let's get this party started, shall we? Okay, I guess we have to wait until 6:30, but then...oh man...there is gonna be some happy partying happening down at Marissa's Books. :)
I am loving my second chance at life.
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