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“Cancer has been my guru…”

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I saw a commercial for a documentary called Crazy Sexy Cancer. I have not seen the show on tv yet but I found a place online where you can watch part of it. The girl in the documentary said something that I could really relate to.

“…cancer has been my guru…it’s my teacher and it teaches me everyday; the hard things and the beautiful things…everybody who loves me is affected by this…”

What she has said is exactly how I feel. I HATE the fact that Travis has a tumor. His tumor has changed so many lives. Instead of it ruining my life, I try and allow it to teach me to be a different person, a better person. It is hard to stay positive but it is also easier now to appreciate the little things. Learning to live with this tumor I have become a more caring person. My relationship with Travis has improved, I am a better mother, I am closer with my family, and I try and have more patience with strangers. You never know what someone is going through.

I don’t know if it is my “old age” or my new found appreciation for life but the smallest thing can make my day. Going on a walk with Travis and Tori or having a nice dinner with my family is something that I do not take for granted. Years ago I never would have thought twice about things like that, now I see quality time as a valuable gift.

Lastly, the lady on the documentary said, “everyone who loves me if affected by this” and that is the precise reason that I am creating this website. To share and give to with others so that they can see that they are not alone and that this did not happen to just “their” family.

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