Sunday, June 04, 2006

Today, June 4, 2006

Today was a special day in so many ways. It is one year since my daughter's Bat Mitzvah, a magnificent day on which she shined and we were proud. As Dr. Weil pointed out, today marks the 19th anniversary of National Cancer Survivors Day, a symbolic day intended to demonstrate that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean that our life is all behind us. And that is cause for celebration, as one of my goals for surviving was to be able to participate as my daughter celebrated her milestone. I hope to be part of many more milestones in her life and help her navigate her teenage years.
Today my husband and I reflected (and smiled) about our recent vacation where we explored somewhere new and different, as well as got up close and personal with dolphins. I wandered around my vegetable garden marveling at the fact anything could grow when it is 113 degrees. We tried to cool off in the pool, gleefully shopped at our neighborhood Trader Joe's and cooked a feast of many favorite foods for dinner.
All in all, it was a good day, and I am thankful for everything.
Tomorrow, I look forward to starting the day using my new Foxgloves Garden Gloves, part of a fun-filled gift package from my cousin. My first task in the new gloves will be harvesting the beets and spaghetti squash.