Realized son R’s graduation this past June was a big milestone and a wonderful gift/sign for me!

When I was going through all my heart, lung and cancer tests in late 2011, and the doctors had prepped me that I might have something fatal, the most single devestating realization was that I might not live to see my kids’ graduation from high school, that I couldn’t be there for them as they moved into adulthood.  Five years later, I continue to see the favorable side of the 50-50 odds I had when I was diagnosed, and most importantly I was able to see my son R graduate high school this past June.  Presumably, I’ll be around to see L’s graduation next June (knock on wood).  What an amazing gift that is, and I am eternally grateful that I was given this chance.  Am I tired?  Do I hurt?  Do I miss playing sports?  Yes to all of these.  But I feel like those are pretty awesome trade-offs as compared to what I was looking at just a few short years ago!  I’m feeling pretty darn lucky and happy.

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Realized son R’s graduation this past June was a big milestone and a wonderful gift/sign for me!

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