Well, here it is November 25th! Many people I know celebrate this day for many different reasons and many of them are celebrating a birthday. Today, I celebrate a type of rebirthday. Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the day I was reborn. Twelve years ago I had no choice, either lose my leg or die. Twelve years ago today, the most amazing surgeon and his team removed my diseased and dead leg from my body and gave me a new lease on life. Upon waking from all the effects of surgery I physically felt better. I had no more pain and no longer was I weighted down by a limb that was so diseased it had poisoned my body. I still had a few more days of emotional scarring to get through however, with the love and firmness that my family and friends showed me I was able to get out from under that cloud a mere three days after surgery and have not looked back. (Except to see how far I have come!) On this day I want to celebrate everyone who was there with me during my darkest hour and who helped me get through it. It is my hope that I live my life making everyone who helped me proud. I am not perfect and falter daily however, I am aware of my imperfections and am a continued work in progress. I would like to say to you today that I have never felt so alive and have never felt more determined to spread joy wherever I go. May you feel just a little bit of joy today and everyday as we head into this holiday season. Thank you everyone for being such an amazing support system.
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A bit about me:
I am who I am thanks to God, my parents, my family, and my friends. My life is driven by faith. Oh, and I am a cancer survivor.