With the New Year quickly approaching I began to reflect on everything that has transpired this year. Boy what a year it has been. This past January I began a new chapter in my life. I moved into a new home, began a few new business ventures and learned to adjust to life as a single mom of four.
I was recently at a dinner party for my good friend who was celebrating 10 years breast cancer free! The girls and I got to talking about friendships. One of the women there who has also been through a divorce said that the blessing that comes from experiences that are extremely hard on us, is that you find your chemo friends. She explained that they are your friends that are there for you to hold you up, push you from behind and believe in you even when you don't. They give you the strength to move an inch forward, they hold your hair back for you when you are ill, listen to your anger, allow you your tears, councel you, they have such a strong presence in your life because they know you need them. Life never gets too busy for them to make time to check in on you. My friend and I looked at each other and said that is so true! She gained her Chemo friends through Cancer and I through Divorce.
Someone said to me not to long ago that I have surrounded myself by people who only agree with me. That person doesn't understand that through such a difficult time in my life, I have found my chemo friends.
So this New Year's Eve I raise my toast glass to my beautiful Chemo friends!! Thank You for all your love, support and your presence in my life!