…breast cancer free.
That is a huge… no, wait, a HUGE milestone.
My chances of recurrence just dropped from 80% to about 15%.
Think I’ll rejoice a lot today.
And cry a lot today.
It’s a good day.
But then again I’ve learned a new perspective… that even when they’re unimaginably hard, every day still has some good to be found, because every day is full of His blessings. My gratitude journals and reminders of truth walked me through, and even on those days when it felt like it was too much to bear, because of the Dear One and the dear ones in my life I was able to choose joy daily, and even when I wasn’t always happy, there was always joy. (A lesson I learned from my freshly-turned five-year-old Asher even before this diagnosis.)
As my friend, Monica, recently quoted:
“Thankfully, joy is an all-season response to life. Even in the dark times, sorrow enlarges the capacity of the heart for joy. Like a diamond against black velvet, true spiritual joy shines brightest against the darkness of trials, tragedies and testing.” Richard Mayhue
Yes, it is a very good day.