I don’t know how else to start this diary post other than cancer sucks!
Last night we had dinner with a great friend who we sadly do not get to see as often as we would like. Life seems to step in and our lives move at such a fast pace that getting together is a process.
When we do finally get to see each other it is amazing, wonderful, and last night a bit heart breaking.
My friend is a breast cancer survivor. She is in her mid 30′s, has a 4 year old daughter and is truly a rock star in my eyes.
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer she attacked it just like she attacks life.
She did not let it get her down or change her. She simply attacked it. She never missed a day of work even with chemo. She embraced losing her hair and said that it was part of the process.
She truly embodies everything I hope to be and lives her life to the fullest on a daily basis.
During dinner last night she casually mentions to me that she would like me to not freak out but they found cancer in her liver and she is back in treatments.
She said it just as casually as someone might ask you to pass the butter or rolls.
She was more worried about me and my emotions than the chemo or the cancer. She simply said that she is beating it and that the chemo is working. She is so damm strong it is amazing.
I sat there looking at this gorgeous friend who is an amazing Mom, great person and fighter and was so thankful to have her in my life.
She reminds me to live each day to the fullest, to not let my calendar/to do list rule my life, to get out and play, to get out and live and most of all to take time to see friends.
To take the time to cherish each day we are given and embrace everything life throws at us. Because you never know what the next curve is going to bring.