Hello friend! You have an absolutely beautiful family!! Your children are gorgeous… Dale too! And you look absolutely stunning in your family pic!
I must have stared at your picture for 15mins straight! It truly is funny that meeting people at specific periods of time, baldness for example, makes it it hard to imagine them any other way. But I look at you and see pieces of me. And I read your blog and felt every emotion as my own. I felt your despair and your frustration but I also felt your HOPE. And in reliving my own journey, I think of the first day we met. You looked so young yet so alive. You had a tremendous sprit and I was so happy to talk to you at the end of the class... I could've went on for hours! I was ecstatic to see someone my own age going though the same issues. You gave me such a boost because I was running on E, and for all the times I heard “I understand” no one did so it was refreshing to talk with you! And when we met again, you told me that I inspired you that night with my bald head and I just thrived! To hear that in the midst of my trials I actually helped someone else, there was no better feeling in teh world! You made me feel like a million bucks so thank you.
I am so happy to have met you and have you in my life! You truly inspire me, and you should know that you are a pillar of strength, even though you don’t always feel it. You are one the most loving souls I’ve ever known and your faith inspires me. We will continue to “live” knowing that we are never alone and wonderful people surround us. I look forward to every chance I get to spend with The Young Survivors of Hope!
And I’d like to thank Dale too. I read his blogs and I thought of my husband, waiting and sometimes alone in our journey. I realize that he was with me every step of the way and I’m not sure I ever acknowledged his battle though-out all of this. I sometimes get so wrapped up in myself and felt at times he didn’t understand. But I realize now that it was me who didn’t understand. Although we were standing on different sides of the mirror we were always facing the same thing. Kudo’s to you Dale! And I’ll be sure to tell my husband as well.