My heart sank when I read it. 24. Full of vibrant life and joy. Gone. Cancer. The reason I’m writing this is to tell you that it’s not all rainbows and remission. But all is not hopeless. Times like this are sobering reminders that we are not fully in charge, but we are also not helpless.
Last week, I stopped by the cancer center to drop off business cards. As I drove past the hospital, I wanted to go inside. To be honest, I found myself missing it...missing treatment. It may seem like a strange thing to miss getting toxic poison pumped into my body... The thing is, though, once you’re done, all of the certainty that was once there goes away. Absolutely nothing feels certain anymore. So, I’m here to tell you that sometimes I miss chemo. And that if you find yourself missing a scary, dark time in your life, I get it. You’re normal. Soldiers miss the war all the time.