The most beautiful discovery is realizing how good you’ve got it. Just when my heart was filled with a tinge of sadness over the thought of potential heart problems, it was irreversibly filled with love, elation and gratitude for the friendships that I hold. It may sound cheesy, but it’s plain and simple; you can truly get through anything when you have the best of friends by your side.
As if it were divine intervention, my best friend flew in this weekend from California, to spend a glorious few days that was full of banter, laughter and endless amounts of fun with the threesome that is known as “ABC”, (Allison, Britt and Crystal). With conversations impossible to understand by other people, we enjoyed the weekend to the hilt. It’s true what they say; hard times reveal true friends and I have so many to be thankful for.
As I enter the new week, I have my cardiologist appointment coming up where I will find out if there are any issues with my heart, due to chemo. The delight that the weekend carried, I can happily move into the new week with a positive attitude in hopes that I will be in the clear. If not, I know I can get through it based soley on the company that I keep.
In addition to spending quality time with two of my favorite ladies, they showed an even greater amount of devotion by supporting Colon Cancer and the fight against it via the Colon Cancer 5K marathon that will be taking place in Phoenix next Saturday. Unfortunately, Crystal will be back at her home base, but will be cheering us on nonetheless and Allison has created a team called, “Britt Ochoa” and has encouraged all of our friends and family to walk or run in the marathon in an effort to raise awareness and money towards Colon Cancer research.
My friends have reminded me through their steadfastness that splendor exists in the world and that regardless of circumstances there are people that love and support each other through thick and think. Cancer is not a barrier between loved ones, rather a force that compels people to come together to formulate an unrelenting presence full of tenderness and encouragement. For that, I am eternally grateful.
***If you are in the Phoenix area, please consider walking or running to support research for the cure. http://support.ccalliance.org/site/TR/5K/UndyNEW?team_id=33040&pg=team&fr_id=1805