My dear friend, Denise graciously gave me this Pandora bracelet soon after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’ve been adding charms to the bracelet as I navigate and conquer different stages of my fight. Upon completion of radiation, I knew I wanted to add something that represented finally being done. Something that represented the change my body, both physically and emotionally, has been through. A charm that says, look at me…I did it! I decided on the butterfly. As a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis, it shows the world its beautiful transformation that took place over several weeks. It is no longer a caterpillar, but has taken on a new life as a butterfly. The butterfly symbolizes change for me. As I come out on the other side of cancer treatment, I too am seeing change and taking on a new life. Some good change and some not so good change, but I’m alive and able to celebrate the struggle of this new life, to celebrate happiness, love and hope.
We are leaving tomorrow night for the beach! I am so excited to spend seven blissful days beside the Gulf of Mexico…my happy place. It is there that we will reflect on this journey we have been on since September and celebrate us as a family making it through. It’s been a long difficult journey, but we made it. Together. And we deserve this trip to the beach. I may not post again for a while but just know I’m doing well and enjoying life. I get texts, emails, cards in the mail, and phone calls from people checking in on me. Thank you for caring, it means so much. 😊❤️☀️