And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Friday, September 21, 2012

     It is mind boggling to me that 6 months ago we were all together as a family on vacation celebrating my BIG 50 and now I sit doing all the pre-tests before starting chemo!!!  What crazy twist and turns life takes.  The minute you become comfortable and complacent with where you are in your voyage thur this life you get thrown a curve ball that will either build you or break you....the choice is really make it wisely.  It teaches you many valuable lessons...the biggest for me can never bank on or be sure of tomorrow.  Everything you know about your life and the plans you have can be flipped in an instant.

     In that heartbeat when your normal turns into a runaway train picking up steam and roaring down the know you can't stop it so you just hold on tight and praying that it stays on the rails and  makes the jump to the NEW normal track.  You know it will eventually find the new track and slow itself  down you just have to pray that it's a  peaceful and smooth transition.  It won't ever be like it was before....that heartbeat will never be repeated or is what it is and we learn and grow from and with it.

     The bonus of great life changing events is the great learning and growth that is there for you to grasp onto if you are willing to accept and embrace it.  The old "normals" aren't always the best and who you are is completely different so where your journey takes you has changed as's a new Jumping Off Point....welcome it fully and take in every second....who's to say the new path isn't WAY better then where ever you were headed before.