Sunday, February 10, 2013

A year ago today.....remembering

A year ago today...  
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 10, 2012.  A very long year I would like to forget, but will always remember.  

It's hard to say what gets a person through something like this, maybe faith, determination, love of family and friends, hope.  I would have to say all of these, for me anyway.  It's a good feeling to know the ordeal is over and life is looking brighter.  

Happy times are ahead and I intend to enjoy every minute.  Not being able to enjoy spring and summer last year, I am looking forward to planting the garden this year and putting in lots of flowers everywhere.  I have so many plans.

Galen and I would like to take some trips this year, too, which we put off.  It seems like everything was put on hold.    

So I want to say thank you again to my dear family, Galen, especially, and to my daughters that were always there for me.  
And thank you to all of my blogging friends for your love, concern, kindness, and understanding.  You kept me going.    

I now move forward with a happy heart.  
I know I still have a few more years before I am in the clear but I am staying positive and I know I will make it and be just fine.  
I am a survivor.  


Myra said...

Your wonderful photographs reflect your optimism. I enjoy the beauty you capture from common items in special arrangements. I wish you the very best in the coming year.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You have been a real inspiration and so very brave ~ I hope that the coming year is a spectacular one for you.

Beverly said...

My heart is full, and tears of joy are running down my cheeks. You are good and courageous, Donna.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You have been such an inspiration to me this last year Donna. I am rejoicing for you.

camp and cottage living said...

I know it was tough, you were strong through it all.
I'm so glad you will be able to enjoy your garden this year and be sure you take those missed trips!

Pondside said...

Donna, you blessed us all with sharing the year with us. I wish you every joy in every minute of the year to come - let it be a wonderful one!

Veronica Roth said...

Dear Happy Feet Donna,
Sending you much love and happiness my brave friend. Get your feet on and take over the world. I know you can.


Perfect! Share your support with someone starting a year like your last one. So glad you can better enjoy this growing season.

Gloria McAllister said...

I love happy endings!!!!

Balisha said...

You were such a trooper...a true inspiration to us all. Enjoy life now...Spring and new beginnings are just around the corner.

Donna said...

I am SO grateful for your recovery sweet Lady...God is Good!

Mimi Sue said...

You ARE a survivor! So happy you're feeling better and doing better. You have inspired us all. Mimi

*Sheila* said...

Supporting you was the easy part. The hard part was yours.
You were/are always so positive and uncomplaining, a real inspiration for me and everyone who knows and loves you.
Big hugs

Babs said...

Congratulations Donna! Thank you for sharing your year. You're a beautiful inspiration to us all. God bless and have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Happy@Home said...

Yes, you are a survivor and also an inspiration to all of us.
I wish you continued health and happiness in the coming year. Just think it won't be long at all until gardening time. The daffodils are beginning to bloom in my garden :).

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Donna,

Happiest of Valentine's days to you. So glad all is worked out for you now and you can relax.