Beautiful tulips brought for me today by Jennifer Merkley.
Today, Sue Buehner and I went for a walk through our neighborhood. We walked for about an hour and it felt so good to get out and do a bit of exercise. I really am bored with so much sitting but I know that if I take it easy, I will heal faster. I have liked getting over to Skyline and back to my classes. That’s been a really positive part of my recovery. Libbie and Gracie have really taken over and stepped it up. They are amazing girls and have helped me so much. I am so lucky to know them and to have them in Community of Caring.
And once again, I have so many people who have come to my aid. Jennifer Merkley came by today, she also has the BRCA 1 mutation and her treatment happened about 6 months before mine. She is doing well and I’m so happy for her! She brought me some beautiful tulips,which really do make me happy, and a poem that describes how I feel, exactly. Lovely poem by Wendy C. Osborne.
From the mountaintops I can see a glorious view.
Stunning vistas lay before me and the wonder of it all takes my breath away.
But I am not always on the mountaintops.
Many moments of my life are spent in winding canyons wondering what lies around the corner.
How will I overcome the challenges that lie before me?
I walk in darkness, praying for a momentary glimmer of light.
Then in a brilliant moment a tender and merciful Father illuminates my view and I see the canyons of my life hold beauty, too.
I can see the exquisite miracles that surround me. But the greatest miracle is inside me.
I am different.
I have learned to cherish the light.
There was light all around me on the mountaintop, but I see the light best when my life is the darkest.
Libbie and Gracie at assembly