hard to believe that the last post of this year is here. time flies. i got this card last week from a good friend (thanks kimberly) and really liked the quote on the front. the card is from this series which are some of my favorite to give if i am not giving one of my own. there is definitely a lot to be thankful for from this last year, and i know that there is much to come to be thankful for as well.
in this year when i felt like hell more than i felt good, i am thankful for all of the good that has occurred. the unrelentless love of my family and friends. the good care that i received over the last year from my myriad of doctors and nurses and other medical staff. knowing that i am stronger than i ever knew. the ability to really appreciate every single day and all of the moments that i have with family and friends. the friends i have made that would not have otherwise come into my life had i not been diagnosed - i wish that melanoma was not the reason that we had met - but they are some of the best things that i gained from the diagnosis (hi wallace!).
for this new year, i hold out hope for many things. that recurrence won't be something i have to face. that i can continue to heal emotionally from all that has happened over the last year and a half. that family and friends that have been blessed with good health this year continue to have good health, and that they truly appreciate every single day that they are one of the lucky ones. that friends and family that already know that cancer treatments will continue or will begin in 2012 find the strength to fight the fight and will be surrounded by a lot of love and support while doing it. that they end 2012 in a better place with their health than where they are today. that those with a loved one fighting cancer will have the love and support they need because it will be a fight for them as well. that my friends that already know that 2012 will be a tough year remember that they are strong, they can do this, and that they have people who love them fiercely supporting them every step of the way. that overwhelmingly more good than bad comes to those that i love.
i wish you all the very very best for the new year, i hope that it brings you all that you are hoping for and more.
you deserve it.
we all do.