As I write this from our temporary home in Durham, NC, I have to be honest. This is scary! Today is my first radiation treatment at Duke. Yesterday was a roller coaster of emotions. I was thankful to finally be doing something to rid my body of this disease, I was anxious to get started…..I was sad to be leaving my home at my favorite time of year, I will miss my boys and family and friends and there was fear. Fear that this might not work, fear of the side effects.
But something began to happen. I began to receive texts and messages from my “tribe’. Even this morning as I write this my phone is pinging with texts from friends, co-worker friends and family. Messages of hope, faith, prayers, support……. God used these wonderful, beautiful people to remind me again that he’s got me. I cannot even begin to convey in writing how humbled and grateful I am for this love and support. It is something I could never deserve or completely repay. What I will do is pay this forward. That is what we are called by God to do…… Love one another. Maybe that is one of the reasons I was led to begin this blog. My hope is that the next person who has to deal with a diagnosis or hardship will benefit from a few of the words shared on this page.
So, as I go through today and begin to fight Cancer, I am not alone and that gives me strength and courage for the fight! I have the healing power of God going before me and my “Good Vibe Tribe”, my warriors walking with me. By the way, my tribe is fierce and cool and beautiful and I love them!