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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Second Chances

Not too long ago, I was folding laundry on the couch in the living room when I looked up and saw myself in the mirror. In that moment I didn't see myself as someone who'd had cancer and I knew that I had been given a second chance.

It was reaffirming something that I already knew, but in a way that dispelled the sadness. I wasn't going to be angry that I’d had Leukemia or worry about the 'what ifs' or 'whys'.

I had cried at least once every single day since I was diagnosed. But that day I decided that I wasn’t going to shed a single tear over it again. I had already experienced the sorrow, fear and uncertainty of cancer. I wasn’t going to continue re-living it. I was going to live. Period.


Bryner Family said...

What a great attitude! You are an inspiration to me! It definitely puts things in perspective when I think I've had a bad day and then realize I should be counting my blessings and living life! Love you!

@my said...

Girl you are such a story of hope, faith, courage, strength, and love. I am truly inspired by Ya!


Here's to a new outlook on life!

Susan said...

I look at you and see someone who is full of courage, strength and faith-- and who kicked cancer's @ss. I am so proud of you.
Love you.

Cheryl said...

You simply amaze me!

Emily R said...

you rock

Meredith said...

That's awesome Courtney...thanks for continuing to share your journey with all of us!

Gina said...

Love it! You inspire me too.

Kristy said...

Courtney, what a revelation! I am so pleased to hear how well you are doing. You are an inspiration to me.

Carie Ann Wall said...

I am so happy for you...As I read your blog today, I got goose bumbs. I love that feeling. Thanks for sharing that with us.


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