Here are but a few:
1. The realization that more people care about me than I'd realized. As an introvert, a homebody, with a good many acquaintances but few intimate, close friends, I didn't realize so many people cared as much as it's apparent that they do.
2. The restoration of a very close friendship that had ended abruptly almost 10 years ago.
3. The realization that every day is a gift and that it is entirely up to me to make the most of each one. I realize that adding life to my years is every bit as important as adding years to my life.
4. The opportunity to use this journey to bring glory to my Father. People think that it might be easy to trust God when times are good ... I want to be an example of how it's possible to trust Him when times are difficult.
5. The realization that much of what consumed me prior to my diagnosis was unimportant ... now I find that my focus is on what is important: loving people, living life to its fullest both now and all of eternity.
6. The strengthening of my relationships with my husband and my daughter. I can't imagine being on this journey without their love and support.
Now an update. The Ts had a 3-day meet over the weekend at a Y about 45 minutes from here. All 3 did very well. Have I said how much I enjoy watching them compete? Ha!
I had my last pre-surgery infusion yesterday. No more weekly blood draws and no more chemo until mid-April. I also had a CT scan and should have had an appointment with the pre-surgical assessment folks ... someone forgot to make that appointment. I will go back a week from this coming Thursday for my assessment.
After we finished up at Siteman, DD headed up to campus for a meeting ... she's been admitted into the nursing program. Woo hoo! DH and I decided to make a date out of the rest of our day. We did a little window shopping at the nearby mall and finished up our date with dinner at Maggiano's.
The rest of my days since I posted last were fairly uneventful ... reading, working puzzles, a little stitching, and enjoying my Ts.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!