Holidays..and the winner is…

I have always loved the holidays this time of year. It’s a tradition in our house that my daughter and I especially enjoy decorating. Many years ago, we started a tradition of having 2 dinners for friends, one for her age group and one for a group of friends I have known since preschool and this has continued. It’s interesting how things evolve. Her party is now in the home of one of her friends, since they are now all grown up. My friends have graciously opened their homes. Although things do change some, the intent is the same and the joy and love we share just keeps growing.

I find that if I think of living in the cancer world this way during the holiday season, it helps me focus on finding incredible joy. Frankly, it helps me “put cancer in its place” (which is a daily goal of mine). Yes, the scary thoughts are still in the cancer box. Will this be my last Christmas? Will it be the last one with my dear survivor friends that are suffering? Why do I live in a world where people I love no longer have their parents with them during this family time due to the monster?

But, I choose to not let the cancer robber take my holiday joy away. Not this season, not today, not my joy…

1 Comment

  1. Alicia

    Thank you so much for sharing this Patsy. I love the Holidays, you are right about not letting Cancer, pain, sickness or what we are going through get in the way of our joy. Your words are much appreciated, you kind of knocked me on the head and made me think a little harder.


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