Thursday, May 18, 2006

Today - I Want to Dance

Today I want to dance. Sing. Celebrate. For personal reasons.

Why? I am going to give several reasons.

1. My girls are great students. Molly is home right now because she exempted exams based on her grades. Abby went to school but only to watch movies all day because she doesn't take exams either. Great girls, beautiful, smart, graceful, caring, athletic, friendly, loving, talented. I am so proud to be their mom.

2. We are planning trips - Molly's basketball team plays at a national tournament in December in Orlando, FL. Abby's softball team plays national tournament in Jackson, MS in July. The opportunites kids have now is so much greater than what I had. We are fortunate to be able to do these things with them.

3. I don't have to stay up all night with teenagers at our church lock-in Friday night. I will be out of town and others are doing it. (It really is fun to spend time with all those kids) I love each and everyone of them. We are fortunate to have a faith statement and a wonderful loving church.

4. I have a fantastic group of people around me. You all know who you are. Family and friends who have loved me, listened to me, held my hand, pushed me when I needed, picked me up when I needed, told me I was right, told me I was wrong, prayed for me and mine, built me up and tried to keep me from tearing myself down, laughed with me (and at me), cried with me (and for me) and so much more. Thanks to each of you from the bottom of my heart.

5. I have been cancer free for almost 10 years now and I was released yesterday into a regular yearly follow up routine. Cancer impacted me in many ways. If you are a survivor, of a day or many years, you know what that statment means. I did not want to be a cancer survivor, but as awful as the "c" word is, there were positives in this process. There will always be uncertainty in me, but I have grown through this in ways I may not have otherwise. I hope I can use my experience to be a positive influence on others.

So - TODAY I WANT TO DANCE. Please make a list of things in your life worth celebrating and dance with me. Share this beautiful day.

Have a great day.


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I am dancing with you! Such happiness overflow, abundant and pure, I am happy for you!

Jen said...

Hello Teresa! I wanted you to know that I received your swap package...actually a couple of weeks ago! So sorry for the delay, it's been nuts around here! Thank you so much for the thoughtful package, I really love them- they are wonderful additions to my kitchen! Thanks again!

Lesly said...

beautifully written -- i read this a few days after this was written, but i hope that you're dancing today as well!

sarah said...

such great news, thanks for sharing...