One Year Ago…..

One year ago today, I was admitted into the hospital where I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, bone marrow blood cancer.

People ask me frequently if I live everyday to the fullest.  I’m not sure about that, but I do know that the gift I have received is living my relationships to the fullest.  Being slapped with my mortality gave me an incredible desire to connect with my husband, children, relatives and friends in ways I would of not have done before.

I am so grateful to share with my husband that I love him and I’m so proud of what we have built together.  I tell my children how proud I am of them and give them all the advice and wisdom I’m sure I was waiting on.

I know what it is like to think you are leaving this life with a job that is not finished and although I would like to think I will be here throughout their lives, I can honestly say, that this last year gave me the chance to build and grow and know it will be alright if that is not the plan.

My life may be smaller, but my heart is so much bigger.

4 thoughts on “One Year Ago…..

  1. I am deeply moved by your post today Donna. I’m so glad you’ve been able to connect with everyone in your life and deepen these relationships.

    I won’t bore you with the details of my relationship mith my eldest daughter and my grandchildren, but suffice it to say, I wish she would value me the way your family does you. It’s heartbreaking when you do everything in your power to help a child and they don’t appreciate all you’ve done to help and stay connected.

    You are an amazing woman and blessed to be married to Jack!!!

    Sending much love and healing vibrations to you.

    Lucy Cocores


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