Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Some blessings

It's amazing how out of something so traumatic, springs a new appreciation for blesssings. Here's an accounting for some of mine that I have recently seen more clearly.
  • I have some amazing nurses in my friends and family who are looking out for me, comforting me, educating me
  • I have the most amazing, wonderful family, both immediate and extended
  • My friends always have let me know I am loved, but most particularly in the last few weeks
  • There are people who have it worse than me. I was reminded of this recently when I learned of someone who was diagnosed with a cancer far worse than mine
  • I work for a company that actually has compassion (imagine that)
  • I have found some of the best doctors, and am blessed enough that they are willing to treat me
  • My husband loves me, is an amazing support system, and has the best frikking insurance! ;-)
  • My son is the happiest, silliest, craziest boy with the best smile and hugs
  • I was born in 1977 and diagnosed in 2011, meaning the treatment for me is practically routine in the medical community by now
  • I have the most inspirational, supportive survivors whose own fight will lead me through this
  • I live in America where medical advances are top notch
  • My faith is still with me, I know I do not walk this path alone
  • and one final blessing: I am able to remember I am blessed, even now!

9 comments:

  1. You are amazing Nicole!!!

    Jaime

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  2. Like, like, like! You have such perspective, it's incredibly inspiring.

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  3. Jennifer Carrolli-LewisMay 18, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    May your faith continue to guide you and keep you strong! You are a remarkable woman! God bless!

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  4. Nicole....you are ridiculously amazing! a lot of people could learn a thing or two from you
    xx,
    Gab

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  5. Nic, your strength is amazing, and for the record.....your ability to write and define life is extrodinary....I think you just found your hidden talent!! When is the book signing???:):):)

    Love,
    Jen (Sabina):)

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  6. Wow! What perspective you have! You are blessed as are we to witness your beauty. You inspire all of us...
    Lisa

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  7. You are my idol. I love you.

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