How are you?
So sorry I cannot read all your lovely
Writing my own posts is as effortless as ever, but
visiting and commenting requires energy
and time of which I’m short.
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It has been a month since my first surgery
in conjunction with the BRCA2 stuff
(my sis had her LTH a week ago and is doing well),
and the instant m.pause creates quite a lot
of unwelcome and unsavory symptoms.
read: insomnia, mood swings, severe hotflashes, bitchiness
However, this journey is rich with lessons
in suffering, healing, and transformation.
I’m a mess, but a warrior.
I’m muddling through but a champion.
I’m vulnerable, open, and thirsty, yet full.
I’m finding out what I’m made of.
These photos were shot recently at Lake Michigan
by Melissa James Studio.
She has a magical way of putting one at ease
and is such an amazing stylist and director.
Capturing the contemplative season I find myself in,
there is perhaps a loneliness conveyed
here, which is but a sliver of the story.
Truly I am blessed with many friends
and family who do everything in their
power to cheer and join me,
always pointing me toward hope.
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How can I not gaze skyward with gratitude!?!
Do not ever be afraid to hope, friends!
Peace to you right where you are.