What would I have done without love on July 10, 2018? I would’ve lost it, that’s what I would’ve done. But, my mother and my doctor held me in that moment. My husband was on the other end of the phone hurting with us and wishing he could be there. He ALWAYS goes to the doctor with me, but this time he didn’t. That’s just how unexpected my recent cancer diagnosis was.
You’ll probably read the rest of this as a double entendre and that’s okay; after all, this is a relationship blog. I’d been in pain for so long and I’d taught myself to live with it instead of confronting it. You know, kind of like we do in our relationships sometimes. Note to self: don’t ever do that again. Cancer comes in many forms, but only gets worse when we ignore signs and symptoms. Address pain as it comes, PLEASE.
But at any rate, my message to you today is to embrace the one you love and hold them a little tighter. The unexpected happens unexpectedly- don’t take that for granted.
“The unexpected happens unexpectedly- don’t take that for granted.”
I share my intimate thoughts in this video so I hope you’ll receive something from it.
A few dedications- First, to my son- if it were not for him, I never would’ve addressed what was happening. He said “Ma, you have to go.” I love you baby.
I also dedicate this post to my beautiful friends Kim Crawford Davis and Sonya Acree who both lost their battles with cancer recently after fighting so hard. Their strength inspires me; I grieve the losses, but more importantly I celebrate their lives and I fight for us all. Also, to anyone who’s ever been on this journey as the patient or the co-survivor- this is for you. And in closing, I also dedicate this post to my family and friends, you’ve carried me. I thank God for each of you.
To my super supportive ride or die husband, son, parents, brothers, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-laws, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, my BFF, amazing friends, Link sisters, colleagues and my guardian angels in heaven- Let’s do this!