I feel like I have a new perspective ~ I have finally made it up the hill ~ cut through the red tape and I can look back at how far I have come. What's around the river bend? What's above the next peak? I am trying to sit with the enormity of the tasks ahead of me ~ do I have some available time in my schedule for brain surgery? Sure, why not.
Friends and family have been my glue that have kept me together during my daily struggles, but one friend in particular has been right by my side every dizzy step along the way! Erica is one of those friends who is passionate about life ~ she asks the ugly questions ~ she wants to know every detail about how my body is falling apart ~ life is messy ~ she gets that ~ it's refreshing to be able to be so real with her. In the same breath, she's the kind of friend that can make me laugh until the tears come.
She posted a blog entry about me yesterday ~ she has an incredible talent to really listen to me and express how I am feeling when I can't find the words. I love you, sister, my friend!