Today is my birthday! I am now 56 years years old, teetering at the top of the 50s hill about to roll down the other side. As I begin my descent, I must admit that the first half of my 50s was a bit challenging. So when I blow out the candles at dinner with my family this evening, you can be sure I'll be wishing for smooth sailing during its second half and beyond.
A while back, John asked me what I wanted for this birthday. My answer: Not a single thing. You see, I have everything I could have ever hoped for — a loving family, wonderful friends, the cottage of my dreams — and most important, my health.
How grateful I am to have this day. As a breast cancer survivor, each and every day is a gift. What more could I possibly ask for?