Sunday, February 7, 2010

Year 2- Done!!!

I've now finished my 2nd year of treatment for leukemia... and I'm pretty proud!  We're hoping for just another 9 months, and then I'll really get in some recovery time.  I miss my brain.  I miss my energy.  I hope I find them again... then again, maybe their reality is a figment of my imagination.  Maybe I'll find their glory never really was there, and all my excuses are gone!  Hummm... I'll have to think about that!
The good thing about anniversaries and all other celebrations is that you stop and take time to share gratitude and joy for all you have, and the people who enrich your life sooo much.  For all the many people who have taken time out of their lives to bring/send/or pray for my comfort and joy; I send to you a heartfelt thanks.  I continually find myself admiring all the heroes around me who do so much, so humbly.  Thank you.  I'm trying to be like YOU as I grow up!  For the many people who have dedicated themselves to their profession with much integrity and joy:  Thank you for easing my mind and body into capable hands.  You make the journey hopeful and are a support system larger than one person.  For all the people who push for, fund, and participate in research which brings cures to people's lives....Thank you.  You give people their futures; an amazing gift!  And last, but most important, I give Thanks to God.  It is He who lightens the load, gives strength when I feel "tapped", gives us the priesthood to bless our lives, inspires us through scripture, songs and service, and gives me all the reasons to live the way I do.  He makes all the previous "thanks" possible!  And, it is truly His eternal future for which I aspire!


 Just for fun...pictures highlighting my hair the last two years.  Vain, I know...!  But it seems to be one of the most popular topics with people, so here it is...                             
            

P.S.  Christmas and New Years was wonderful with so many family members around!  I'll post that later. 

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Look at all the beautiful curly hair! I wish mine was as awesome as yours! SOOOO glad to celebrate this anniversary, and wish it wasn't from afar....that we were going to dinner and getting breadsticks and raspberry lemonade. Don't forget all the people you are a hero to!

Judy said...

Yay,
Go girl go....I couldn't be happier for you. You have been such a trooper through this time and have shown such a positive example. I couldn't be happier for you. Keep up the good work....

Karie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I'm so thrilled for you. You are such an amazing teacher and person--I've wanted to be like you since I met you--6 years ago! And the past couple years have just given me more reasons to want to be like Sarah. Congrats. Keep it up!

The Scotts said...

You truly are an inspiration to me. Over these past 2 years you have been so amazing, happy and positive. Something I struggle with every day! We love you and can't wait to celebrate the "No Chemo" Anniversary!! We love you lots and can't wait until we see you again.

Chelle! said...

You are one of the most inspiring people that I know. I think that you are simply fabulous!!! Oh my goodness, you are amazing!!!