The year started out very promising. My girls and I spent New Year's Eve with friends and savored the moments as the clock turned to midnight. I started a photography project which brought me out of the doldrums.
We met new people and have fallen completely in love with them. I'm sure my girls are reading this and losing their minds. I mean in love with them as people. These three have brought an abundance of joy to our lives since the end of December. We've spent as much time with them as we are able. They have become family.
My girls will need them more than ever now. Last Friday, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. It is not in my lymph nodes as far as they can see, but it can be there microscopically. I go in today to speak with the oncologist and next week to schedule a bilateral mastectomy with the surgeon.
I don't think it's a coincidence that these wonderful teens and tweens have entered our lives. God has placed them there at this particular moment.
I love these kids. They make me laugh and they bring me joy. I'm thankful they've entered our lives and most especially now when my girls need them.