On this Thanksgiving Day, I have much for which to be thankful. You may not think so – after all, I have breast cancer, and this year, at times, has stretched my limits for tolerance.
But this year has also shown me that I am blessed. I have a wonderful family. My sisters are rock stars and support me no matter what (well, except for my desire to have more cats). I can count on them for anything. I have nieces, a nephew and goddaughters who I adore. I have friends who give everything and ask nothing in return. I have a good job in a profession in which I believe deeply, and a staff which is hardworking and fun to be around. My volunteer work – animal rescue transport – allows me to make a difference in both two legged and four legged lives.
Looking back over the past 11 months, I am amazed by all the support and love I’ve received. Whether it was a comment on a Facebook post, a note, a card, a gift, a gift of time, or knowing that work was humming along even though I was in and out, I had support in my corner. People I’ve never met IRL uplifted me with their words and gifts. Friends gave generously of their time and talent: whether sitting with me at the infusion center, bringing me Jamba Juice or Boost in my hour(s) of need, making or buying me meals to relieve the pressure on Ted – all of it is staggeringly wonderful. Thanks to each and every one of you.
Most of all, I am thankful for Ted. My love, my life partner, my light – you epitomize what it means to love “in sickness and in health.” I can’t imagine what this year would have been like without you there by my side. I don’t say it enough: I love you.
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Dearest Caroline — What an amazing woman you are. Bravo on a life well-lived this past year — But we would expect nothing else from such an indomitable spirit.
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I just love all you stand for in life’s journey.tge good the bad you never quit smiling. You took lemons and you made lemonade. You shared your journey with others through which we could grow in our strength. Ted and you are exceptional people in every way. My prayers and my good vibes remain with you. It goes something like the famous line the girl said in the movie An Officer and A Gentleman / Way to Go Caroline – Way to Go!!
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