I am not unhappy to see the end of 2016. There has been too much time spent in hospitals, too many days away from home, too many conversations with doctors, too many tears, too much uncertainty, too much focus on cancer.
What I learned in 2016
Life is uncertain
Friends are important
Showing up every day is the way to show your love
Cry in the shower or when outside
Joy comes in small moments when you look for it
What I hope for 2017
That I keep growing my emotional muscles, that I show up every day, that we share moments of joy and sit together in the dark times without having to talk about it.
I hope for Lee’s body to keep on fighting cancer cells and that his mind holds on to hope.
I hope that I am the best person I can be every day for myself, taking care of me so I will be here for the long haul. My words for the year include: gratitude, love, hope and courage.