Thank you so very much to all my cancer Angels. There are so many of you. There is my ever so supportive and loving family, Mark, Alura & Stephan and Sarah & Chris. I could not get through this without their love, support, and respect, as well well as their extended family's prayers and well-wishes. There is my huge family of 3 sisters, Donna, Nancy and Tina; and 4 brothers. Rich (I know you are looking down on me, bro!), Dan, Ed, and Matt. We have always been close, but this experience has taught us to be even closer and more in touch on a regular basis. It has been an amazing journey with you, and I love you all so very much.
There are the survivor cousins, Kathy R and Kathy B, who both went through breast cancer (BC) 15 and 5 years ago respectively. There is Denise who is a 15 year BC survivor; as well as Joan and Joyce, alpaca friends who are also BC survivors. There is Mike and Steve, who have both been through treatment the last few months or years. There is Sue who has first hand experience with her mom's second bout with BC, and Karen my oncology masseuse. They have all helped to make the road less frightening and offered so much love and support it is amazing.
Then there are my girlfriends, who I will see this weekend for a little gathering. We go back to elementary and high school days and the bond is as close as it can be. We are like sisters of the best kind. There are other girlfriends I will be seeing real soon and all my knitting/spinning/fiber babes who have been there by my side rooting me on, knitting me hats and shawls, and sending all their love and prayers.
There are all my alpaca friends, my neighbors, and Farmer's Market buds and friends who are popping up after a long time of no-see, sending cards, dropping off food, just offering support in any way they can.
And I can't forget the total strangers who have logged in to send their encouragement, prayers, and love; or those I may have missed mentioning here.
It is so heartwarming to find the almost daily comment on my blog and know that I have so many friends and loved ones rooting for me. I put out a positive attitude, most of the time. :-) But this is no jog in the park, by any means, and those frequent words of encouragement, prayers and hope really do mean a lot to me.
Hugs to you from across the driveway to across the country, and even the pond! I have an Angel of Hope here reminding me daily of all your well wishes, and it means the world to me.
Hugs, Debbie... aka the cancer warrior; AND survivor