Happy To Be Alive

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my cancer survival. Its been a long, difficult two years full of treatments, surgeries, PET scans....well you know the story.  There were many days when I asked why did I survive while others dont. I even found myself wishing I could exchange my survival for those, children, parents and spouses who lost their battles.  However, recently I have been feeling so very grateful.

My amazing two year old niece has helped me through my cancer battle without even having knowledge of her aunties cancer diagnosis.  She makes me laugh, smile and remember my own childhood.  She loves me unconditionally and to her I am an invinsible super hero.  Every time she laughs, smiles, hugs me....I thank God that I beat that monster they call cancer.  Each moment I have with her in my life is a gift that I cherish.

I may not write every day about what happened to me but it is still such a large part of my life. Even being close to three years from diagnosis it feels just like yesterday when the doctors told me my chances of surviving were slim.  Often I wonder what my nieces life would be like without her auntie and thats when I know I was meant to live so that I could bring love and happiness into the lives of others.  So that I could be the best auntie, sister, girfriend, daughter and friend!


Unknown said...

Kudos to you! Nice post- Family is so important and can really help in our battles with the monster known as cancer! Best of luck to you.

Obsessedwithlife said...

Ditto! Good to hear from you :).

Sandra said...

OH what a little doll! and a lucky one to have you as her auntie!!

o2bhiking said...

I enjoyed reading what you wrote. The world is a better place with you still on it. And your niece needs her aunt, so good you stuck around, eh? :) Art

Wendy said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful post.

I’d like to introduce you to three amazing women who are also very happy to be alive – Julie, Michelle and Glenda – all cancer survivors. They have “Chosen to Smile” as they have dealt with life’s struggles. Now they have written an amazing book called “Choosing to Smile” that will be published in early 2010. In preparation they have launched a Facebook page and invite you to join the worldwide “Choosing to Smile” movement.

You are invited to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=146031228952&ref=nf

Wendy McClelland
Publicist for Choosing to Smile

Lola said...

This is an amazing blog. Thank you for sharing your story.
It has helped me (just had a surgery to remove fibroids, different thing from yours but I've found this blog helpful).

Jenni Renee said...

I can so relate to this blog. I have been battling cancer for 3 years now and my sister and her 3 children have been such a support system to me that I couldnt even begin to imagine how i would have gotten this far without them. The joy those kids bring to my everyday battle just makes me fight harder! Its funny because my 6 year old neice actually is my current chemo coach and is proud of it. lol. she is going to make an excellent doc someday which is good because her dancing skills arent the greatest. lol. ;) Keep Smiling darling!

Rebecca @ Freaky Frugalite said...

Beautiful post. I spent some time reading your posts. Wow.

There's a little saying that goes, "A baby is God's way of saying the world should go on."


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