Before I say anything else, I have to say thank you. Thank you to all of you for your constant love and support. I was overwhelmed with the response to my last post as you shared beautiful words of encouragement and bared your hearts and souls to me. We are not here on this earth to experience trial and heartache alone. You have shown me that I am not alone. We’re in this together! And in your own way, you conveyed the truth that there is no perfect or normal life. There is just life! We are here to experience this world, in all it’s perfect imperfections.
And as always…to my husband Henry: Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for keeping me honest. Thank you for waking up next to me, showing up every day and never giving up on our dreams. I am far from perfect, but you stand strong, a voice of reason and steady arm for me to lean on time and time again. I know that arm gets tired sometimes. So, thank you for just…sticking around! Your love and laughter is the greatest healing force I know.
To quote my friend Stephanie Partridge, a cancer survivor and mother of 5, “At some point everyone that has been broken in one way or another must choose to stay in that broken state or embrace the breakage as a part of its story, a part of a new chapter, like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. It is nothing like it once was and I hope the butterfly doesn’t miss and mourn the life it was born into either. A butterfly is much more fragile than a caterpillar, but far more beautiful and it is only through breaking that it can fly.”