This post will be serious, and I’ll spill a little of my guts, but, don’t get used to it, I enjoy making you smile, and laugh.
I’m not doing this post because it’s the Thanksgiving season. I’m doing this because I got a phone call from my Mom, she had news about a Cousin of mine. This cousin is in her 30’s, and has young children, and has just found out that she has cancer. It has spread so much that they have scheduled her for surgery, and this is her only recourse. They will remove an eye, most of her face, part of her jaw and nose. If all of that is successful, she will then go in for chemo, and later God willing, reconstructive surgery.
I have learned to become a person who is thankful for what I have, for my life and my children. I grew up in a violent, angry home, where there was no respect for Women/Females. I married very young to a Man who was impossible to please, had no respect for me and was just as violent as what I grew up with. I’ve had a child sexually molested, and came as close to a nervous breakdown, from that, as I ever have. I knew I had to be strong for my child. For anyone that has ever gone through this, you will know and understand, you question everything, there’s fear, worry, anxiety, hate, and you hate, at least I did, myself. I had a very wise Man spend some time with me, he taught me to (try) to let go of the things I have no control over. To be thankful for today,… today my children are safe, today I am healthy, my family is healthy, I have a home, food, and most importantly, I have Love. Today is good, enjoy today, embrace it with open arms, you never know what tomorrow will bring.
I’m very proud of my cousin, she’s so strong, and brave. I know that part of why she’s willing to go through all of this is because of her love for her husband and children. I admire her more than I could ever say.
Kay,(http://spaces.msn.com/members/captmaryflint/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c=) you dear funny, wonderful lady, who brings laughter into my life, all while going through chemo, my admiration extends to you too.
I’m thankful for today,
For the beauty that it brings,
For friends far and near,
For a healthy mind and body,
For laughter and love,
I’m thankful for today.
BIG HUGSS, Steph