|From living the brain tumor story...|
So what did we do when the big day came? Nothing.
Living life took the place of recalling my brush with death.Now that is a wonderful celebration!
We went to the kids' baseball games, end-of-year programs at school, celebrated birthdays and cleaned out the garage. It was a perfectly normal, wonderful week. In a way, it was the perfect celebration of my "new" life. I am not the same person I used to be, nor is my life the same, but even after all the surgeries, side effects, pain and hard days, I wouldn't change a thing.
|To sharing it, 5 years later!|
This week is special for another reason: I finished the first draft of my book manuscript!! Five years later and I am telling the story instead of living it! I still have much work to do, but I sent it off to the first group of beta readers to begin the next round of the project. Hooray!
Some days in the last five years felt unconquerable. I spent months in bed and added a half dozen more surgeries to the ever-growing list. It seemed if something could go wrong, with a procedure, medication, therapy or treatment—it did. Some hours I thought I could not possibly go on, that my body could take no more, but those moments passed, with the help of loving family, neighbors, friends and an all-knowing God.
Now five years have passed, and I Am Still Here!
MY LIFE IS NOT PERFECT OR PRETTY, BUT IT IS BEAUTIFUL!
If ever I need reminders to be grateful for my messy life, I go to my "brain tumor" blog, (www.amiracleforjodibrown.blogspot.com) and remember just how far I've come.
Thank you, from me and my family, for helping us reach this milestone!