Last Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Being around my family for four days was incredible. We talked, played games, watched football, went shopping, indulged in delicious food, had many laughs, and just enjoyed each other’s company. We all live pretty far from one another so being able to spend quality time with those who matter most to me was simply perfect.
Throughout the weekend I was reminded of how many kind and considerate people there are in this world. When I hit “publish” on my last post I have to admit that I was a little nervous; I felt like I put my heart and soul out there and shared some very personal information with all of you. I never thought I would get such a heart-warming response. The thoughtful messages and uplifting emails that poured in were remarkable. I want to express how thankful I am to have so many compassionate people on my side–people, many of whom I have never met in person, reached out to express concern, offer encouragement, and took the time to say a prayer. I just want to say Thank You. Thank you for your kind words, your support, and for taking time out of your day to lift me up when I was down. I am overjoyed to report that I received wonderful news this afternoon–the biopsy results confirmed that the tumor is benign. It was the news we had been praying for, and thankfully our prayers were answered. I will have surgery to remove the tumor and meet with the surgeon later this week. Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to giving thanks, and as I reflect on the rollercoaster ride that was these last four weeks I am so thankful for my health and for all of the amazing people who have helped me through this rough patch.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!