Today was my final day of radiation. From the moment I woke up I felt so happy that today had finally arrived.
It was wonderful to have Karin and Cindy with me today. When I stepped out of the car at the hospital they spoke encouraging words to me reminding me that this was truly a day to celebrate! I am so thankful to have such supportive sisters.
As I checked in to the Radiation Department I could sense the staff's excitement along with mine, many of them smiled and said "Congratulations" to me.
The technicians who have been helping me daily were amazing at what they do. They took such great care of me and although I didn't look forward to treatment, I did look forward to seeing them everyday!
Over the past few days I have been working on some cards to give to them. I made the guys a Men's Emergency Card Kit so they would have cards to give their wives for their Birthday, Valentine's Day, Anniversary and I even included an I'm Sorry card! When I gave them the gift I told them, "you guys took such good care of me, now I'm going to take care of you by providing you with cards for your spouse". The kits came out SUPER CUTE!! I'll be sharing them with you in a future post.
I made a different set of cards for Deborah (pictured above) and some of the nursing staff who have been especially helpful to me while I've been in treatment. For today I'll just share one of those cards with you.
This card was made with the Oh So Eclectic Bundle. This set is one of my favorite new stamps because of the beautiful images in it. This particular flower stamp is my favorite in this set. When you coordinate the set with the gorgeous Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, it makes it so easy to make quick and simple card for any occasion.
I wanted to highlight a Thank You card today because my heart is full of Thankfulness and Gratitude. I know I still have some follow up appointments but for today, it feels so good to know that this season is coming to an end.
As we walked out of the Cancer Center I stopped to take a photo by this sign I passed by daily. Although this season is over for me I know there are many others who are just beginning their journey of battling cancer. I hope and pray God will show me ways I can give back to be an encouragement to others in the same way so many have been an encouragement to me.
I just want to end todays post by saying THANK YOU to each one of you who have been on this journey with me. Thank you for your love, kind words, hugs, gifts, cards and especially for your prayers! Although this season has been a challenge, it has also been a blessing. Some really good things have happened in me as a result. I have a greater awareness of God's love and amazing grace. I understand more fully what it means to rest in Him. I am amazed by how much I am loved and cared for. I am aware of how tremendously blessed I am. I know that no matter what comes my way I can trust God knowing that the only place I want my life to be is in His hands.
Thank you for your love, support and prayers. I am eternally thankful for you!
With A Grateful Heart,