Five years ago today I was diagnosed with cancer. This week I have been reflecting on all I have learned since that day, about myself, life, love, and God. Here is what I know for sure.
What I Deserve
Many people have said to me,"You don't deserve to have cancer!" What do we deserve? For a while I thought we deserved ...
In February 2011 I had health insurance. I did not have a great, comprehensive plan because my employer did not offer benefits and I was no longer married. What I had was an affordable, catastrophic health coverage policy because I was young and healthy. And because a comprehensive plan was going to cost $375/month.
I have been thinking about adversity
as a blessing many times over the last few years. In moving through my husband's severe depression and hospitalization and how that affected our marriage, through divorce, selling our family home, my mother's battle with alcohol and drugs and subsequent hospital stay and then to my own ...