Hello 15 Years of Remission from Cancer, So Good to See You

I never thought I would be able to celebrate past my early twenties much less into my thirties. As I come around high school kids and young adults I feel like it was only yesterday that I was in high school or college. Ha. Ha. Time has flown by and only a cliche like that can be used because as I look back on a decade and half of borrowed time from the reaper, it has gone away in the snap of my fingers.

It would seem as you reach each milestone- 5 years, 10 years, & now 15 years you would become exponentially wiser, healthier, and wealthier. I can't say I have reached all those but;

  • it does feel good to be alive;
  • to love;
  • to be loved;
  • to be away from the encumbrances of IV lines, doctors, and hospitals, in other words, to be healthy;
  • to give back;
  • to be productive and have work; and
  • mainly to live in its truest since.

I know there are many that have not reached their goals or moved on from worldly constraints so I simply want to celebrate today, for it is all I have.


I was in a deposition a week or so ago, bored silly, so I was going through the "Motivational Quotes" application on my phone and this has stuck with me since:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

I have done that in the past 15 years and it feels good.

Trackbacks (0) Links to blogs that reference this article Trackback URL
Comments (1) Read through and enter the discussion with the form at the end
Cindi Spence Matt - June 17, 2010 7:51 PM

Congrats! And I love the Mark Twain quote.



Post A Comment / Question Use this form to add a comment to this entry.

Remember personal info?