What a year! This is a time of gratitude, reflection, joy, and transition. We are moving forward and growing once again, blessings behind us and blessings before us.
I am so grateful for 2020, and I will never be able to remember everything.
There has been a glorious stream of support from people in my world. The love and assistance from my family, Kwami, Jan, Ny and Conrad, Shante and Mark, leaves me without words. The depth of gratitude goes to the earth’s core. And I am blessed with the love and support of my brothers, Mic and Mark and their families, and my relatives that are close and far!
And then, the people who have my heart, but no physical blood, you have played with my blogs, been in the book group, emailed and called, messaged and texted, prayed in ways that match your beautiful worlds, stopped by for distance visits and crafts, sent cards and flowers and a Jesus doll. You have made my world easy and bright, and reminded me that every day has value and beauty.
My world of people has grown. I am so thankful for a medical team that exceeds twenty, and their intense and incredible efforts and sacrifices.
I am in a Zoom women’s group, and am thankful for the camaraderie and spiritual connection. My new adventures with the Woman Unleashed Inner Circle has given me the chance to live in a co-adventure with hundreds of women, in meditation, art, and goal centered journaling. These are ways in which I LIVE vividly, where you all make life into Life.
In posting and picturing and the hours and hours of blog creation, we all have a crazy love for Kwami’s work. Each individual blog can be a half day effort. It is a phenomenal gift, and I am so thankful.
When I think through the year and glance at my calendar, I can feel the glow of so much wonder:
Spiritually motivated Collage, Craft Days and Circles, Starfeather
Mentors, Mentorees and Mentoring
My Diagnosis and Post Surgery Hospital Weeks, all of the marvelous nurses!
Aflac Insurance, it rocks
Federal Disability, it may not rock, but is mildly helpful, and was kind and easy
Oncology, Dr. Wilfong and the Infusion team
A million people running tests, drawing blood, doing scans and procedures
The Wound Nurse, seven months with Nancy
Zoom, omg, ZOOM
Distance Reiki and Amisha Glynn, Incredible
Naturopathic Oncology, Jenna Bailey, so amazing
Successful Chemotherapy, hurrah for pharmacies and the Infusion team
Emergency Surgery and the Cancer Mass pulling away from the colon,
Survival! I lived through it! Dr.Haque.
Birthdays, so many people celebrating another year of planetary life
Baby Showers, for Rosanna and Indrayani
Sarah joined the world, Rosanna and Tony met the challenge
Arya joined the world, Indrayani and Erick became parents
So many helpful people, supporting our lives: Robert on the yard/roof care, the roofers for the spring storm and the chimney, roofers for the carport, the heat pump maintenance guy, the plumber that stopped the faucet leak…
The wound that has taught me patience through the long, long, long “not yet complete” process of healing the surgery opening (but it’s nothing big and nothing “hard”)
Chemo, the five-month break, the reemergence, all that I have learned and the cooperation my body and medicine have created, through nine sessions of 12.
Presidential Election, the stress morphing into action
Long ocean trips with friends and the pod, twice this year, revitalizing
Whidbey journey, picking my Memorial Tree at Earth Sanctuary, I love it!
Book Club, Palliative Care and everything I have done to face my own glorious mortality, and then rebirth into my current vitality in this body.
A landmark Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, so good
And “transition” to 2021…Today, January 1, 2021, Dad is transitioning into Hospice Care, helping us embrace love on the Eternal Plain, he is elevating. WE are elevating!
I have been blessed by so many more separate experiences with so many of you, individually. It has been an incredible year. There are upsides and beauty in the darkest depths! I celebrate the glory! I am excited to see how 2021 unfolds as we continue to grow and bloom and emerge into higher levels of consciousness.
The level of gratitude is overwhelming and bright. Congratulations. This is a day to celebrate!