I wrote this back on May 4th and thought I published it, but apparently I didn't, so here I am doing it today... It is still important to me and wanted to document it!
May, 4, 2013
This is my first blog posting EVER, and I am excited to start writing and sharing about things that are important to me as well as sharing other people's lives, memories and experiences. So, here I go....
Today was Race for the Cure here in Las Vegas. A close friend of mine has been battling cancer for the last year. April 10, 2012 she was told that she had a rare form of breast cancer called Triple Negative. She went through grueling rounds of chemotherapy and radiation as well as a double masectomy. She was cancer free for a few months and then got terrible news that it had come back in her lungs. She is fighting this horrible disease to be able to spend as much time as she can with her family and friends.
As I reflect upon today, I realize how precious friends, family and life is. I think we often take for granted our health, our family, our friends and our life. Witnessing how strong this woman is, how many people she has affected and have rallied around her and how precious she is with her with her son has helped me to put my own relationships and life into perspective. We can't waste a single day pitying ourselves or feeling sorry for where we are. Me and only ME can make my life the way I want it to be. We all have to seize the day, make the best of what we have been given and do what we can to bring cheer into the lives of others. I thank God for bringing Janelle into my life. I thank Janelle for teaching me about friendship, love, fighting, perserverance, strength, kindness, and about never giving up. Keep fighting Janelle and we will keep supporting and praying for you!