Sunday, May 14, 2006

learning to walk...


it feels like i've written this post a hundred times over in my head and at times i've wondered if i would ever feel brave enough to write these words... but today is a wonderful day and i feel brave...

today we walked a very special walk... it was significant because in december last year i was diagnosed with breast cancer and a few weeks ago i finished the second part of my treatment ... though the the journey continues, i'm going to be fine...

so we walked...

and we celebrated the gift of life for which we are so very grateful...

some of my favourite books are cookery books, to read about food feels so sustaining and at their very best these books speak of life as much as food... i'm currently reading the book you see here, it's called "Apples for Jam: Recipes for Life" by Tessa Kiros (isbn 1-74045-748-x) ...not only is it beautifully photograped and styled, it is full of memories and dreams...


these pages remind me of my own childhood... they inspire me to create special memories with my own little family and to cherish each moment that we spend together... in the same way this wonderful community has helped to sustain me through these days... so thank-you dear friends...

oh and happy mother's day to all the mums out there...

26 comments:

kirsty said...

Good for you! Courage is a blessing that you have obviously received.

Fiona said...

Good on you for being so brave and writing so eloquently about your journey. Lovely to see you posting again, my friend. (And that book looks beautiful!)

roybe said...

Thank you for this beautiful post and the mother's day message. You were supposed to be resting this afternoon but i'm so happy that you have been able to tell your story this way. I'm so proud of you.

nichola said...

lovely post. here's a big ((hug)) from me.

roybe said...

you make your dad proud. God's in all your tomorrows

Kate said...

I couldn't be any prouder of you right now my beautiful sister! Hope you've had a gorgeous afternoon. All my love, Kate

suzy said...

What a brave post - good luck to you with the rest of your treatment! Sending hopefully thoughts your way.

Spindle said...

Such wonderful, wonderful news! xxx. I love her cookbook, too.

Nicole said...

So happy your treatment is finished. Big hugs to you.xx

Michelle said...

Tears in my eyes... Take care of yourself, and take the time to enjoy every moment. Thank you for sharing the news with us.

maggiegracecreates said...

I understand how difficult it is to share this with the world. I mentioned our local relay for life on my blog and was there. Ig o wednesday the 17th for my mamogram and ultrasound. even now almost 10 years later i feel the stress of this visit.

Hugs to you. Take wonderful care of yourself. Share your story with others. You never know how your story can impact a life.

jorth said...

I'm so glad to hear your treatment was successful. Big, big hugs!

eireann said...

oh, oh, oh congratulations on finishing this part of treatment. stay well. stay well. thank you for this post!

Alison said...

You are a beautiful wonderful person, and your journey is only just beginning. I'm so heartened to hear of each great step you take, and each post on your blog is just delicius.

xxxx

lisa s said...

my mom had breast cancer... i'm so glad to hear that you are done w/ treatment.... and are walking.... ditto to all the comments above! thank you for sharing!!

African Kelli said...

I'm sending a hug from Arizona too. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

eireann said...

hello there, sarah,

of course my favorite australians are welcome! just letting you know there is a new post about the trim swap up at my weblog--check it out. :)

Di said...

Congratulations -beautifully written- wishing you all the best and continued good health.

shellyC said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.
Special thoughts to you.

kimberly said...

claps and cheers as you take your first steps, learn to walk, and then start running! Hugs

Jane said...

I am struck by your honesty & directness in telling this. I wish you all the best.

lyn said...

BIG hugs from me too.
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wren said...

I am touched by your courage. Good luck on the rest of your journey.

herhimnbryn said...

Hallo,
Be well and travel safe.
My thoughts are with you, flying through the Blogshere.

Anna H. said...

Delurking to say, thank you for writing this post. I'm so happy to hear that your treatment went well...

I'm thinking about you and sending a very belated Happy Mother's Day!

xxoo

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