In celebration of fishful thinking's 5 ingredients, therfamilydiaries.blogspot.com will be highlighting one every few weeks.The first one she is covering is one on optimism, read it here http://therfamilydiaries.blogspot.com/2009/03/optimism-pay-lets-get-linky-with-it.html. Here is my addition.
Roughly ten years ago I was diagnosed with APL, a form of acute leukemia. It was treated with chemo and other body altering drugs. During that time I was told that more than likely, I wouldn't be able to have any children...that was ok, because I already had two beautiful daughters...
I went into remission, and three years later, I met an incredible guy and we became a family
We were all living a happy life, new family, new house, but no children to tie us all together
No, none at all
Then came Abigail
Atticus followed shortly there after
And just when we thought we were done, Avery shows up
I will always have the cancer rearing its ugly head in the background of my life...just because you're in remission doesn't make it go away, but I am optimistic about where I will be ten, twenty, even thirty years from now...and that is with my family.