Today, I am a daughter, sister, wife, mama, co-worker, pastor and friend. Today I will make dinner, put my daughter to bed and kiss my husband good night. Today will not be much different than yesterday or tomorrow. Today, I am cancer free. Today.
2 years ago today, I had a very tiny, vulnerable, 6 week old baby girl in my home that I was afraid to love. 2 years ago today I had only shared with a handful of people that I was even having surgery. 2 years ago today, I had a total thyroidectomy to remove the cancer. 2 years ago today.
I'm not a very dramatic person, and this post may seem a little sensationalized. But, unfortunately my reality 2 years ago today WAS dramatic. It was scary and overwhelming and I thought the best way to handle it was to act as if everything was routine and normal. Cancer is not routine or normal. Adoption is not routine or normal.
If I had known what my reality would become 2 years later, would I have been less scared or overwhelmed? Probably not. But, I have been given the benefit of today. A routine, normal day with the most amazing husband and precious daughter.
Today I'm grateful for life. Today.