The view from 5 years out…

Dec 19, 2006. The distance is never enough. But today is bittersweet as well as a resounding echo of the past that will always be a part of the fabric of this family.

I remember the phone calls confirming my diagnosis and the events that would shape the following seven months.

The years in remission are just as hard and complex to explain, ignore or not be affected by.

But today feels like a birthday and a comfortable place to be…a solid 5 years since I was officially diagnosed.

I can safely proclaim I am a 5 year survivor. My whole family is. My wife and kids were obviously directly affected too.

But tomorrow is just another day and every day that follows is another day to get it right, even when life gets messy…I know that it’s entirely possible I might not have been here to complain about it.

So my pledge is to live and be kind and try and make a difference.

The view from 5 years out is dark and sweet. But a real victory nonetheless.

If you are reading this, give somebody a hug in response to this anniversary.

Just do that…for me. Ok?



Published in: on December 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , , ,