Friday, August 28, 2009

Done and farewell

Something happened to me and my mom today that I will never forget. It was one of the most special, overwhelming and amazing experiences I never thought I would have.

After we gave out cookies to our nurses, PA's and the volunteers, Mom got her chemo. We sat there for about 2 hours like we had all summer. But when she was done, we quickly grabbed purses, baskets, pillows, etc and ran. No, really. We did. Once we got to the hallway, we could see the door and we just bolted. I had our poster in hand that 'We made it' and showed it to all those we ran by. Once we got outside the doors I burst into tears. My mom and I both cried as if we had just run a marathon and finally, FINALLY reached the finish line. It was extremely overwhelming and I was left feeling a sense of relief that I haven't felt in 4 months. No more chemo.

Life. We've been given life and we're so thankful for it. I realized this more when the thought came to us that her hair will start to grow again. Grow, hair, grow! Thank you Lord for life, a new outlook and new beginnings.

Good timing. Done with chemo today and headed back to NYC on Sunday. What a summer!

1 comment:

Ginny said...

so glad you got to run away from it! love the image of that story