Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Because I Can and so I Did

Tonight I let my son stay up late and we played together. Just because I like to hear him laugh and because I'm grateful that he's here with me and because Mommies can push off bedtimes if they want to because I can and so I did.

Tonight I baked a cake and I just took it out of the oven and it smells delicious. Just because I was in the mood and because I know it will make my husband smile and because I had too much cocoa sitting in my pantry and because I can and so I did.

Tonight I took a sponge and crawled up on the counter to clean in the corners behind my sink. Just because they were dusty and because I wanted them clean and because I like climbing onto countertops and because I can and so I did.

Tonight I washed the floors with Mr Clean and now my house is spotless. Just because I like the smell of lemons and because the smell also reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal and because the floors were dirty and because I can and so I did.

Tonight I spent an hour schmoozing to my friend and we caught up. Just because I missed her and because I'm lucky to have her and because there's no one to tell me not to hog the phone lines anymore and because I can and so I did.

Tonight I am going to read a book and skip pages if I want to. Just because I want to read the funny parts and laugh a little and because no one is here to tell me that I can't read a book in mixed up order and because I can and so I will.

Tonight is the first night of the rest of my life. Just because tonight is five years since my last day of chemo and because tonight my status changes to become that of a regular person who has the same chances of getting sick like someone who was never sick before and because tonight my period of remission ends.

Tonight is special just because I say it is and because I have this night that's just another great night with nothing else to worry about and because I have a night that's just full of me doing stuff because I'm healthy and capable and willing and because I can and so I do!

Five years ago they told me that chemo is over and that I can have a great life, and tonight, just a regular night, I know it's true. They said I can, and I know I do.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

MAZEL TOV!! That's so exciting, and your post is so sweet. It keeps us all a shocking reminder that we can do so much, there's no one stopping us!

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov! This is such exciting news! You should have many more healthy years because now you can and you already did the sick ones. Fondly, Someone who follows your blog and you keep cracking up

Anonymous said...

mazal tov!

little sheep said...

should i start with mazal tov like everyone else? congrats on your big day :)

(and mazal tov!!!)

tembow said...

wow!! mazel tov and enjoy every moment

anon#1 said...

Mazel tov! May you only know happiness from now on.

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov!!! May you and your family have a healthy life till 120

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov!Awesome!Amazing!Marvelous!May this be the begging of a Wonderful future!Congratulation!

Bas~Melech said...

Hey I was liking this post even before I got to the grand finish but wow! Mazal tov, what a milestone!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Mazal Tov to you!!! This is really nice news and a great way for me to start my day!!!

halfshared said...

That's awesome! May you continue to live a life of health and happiness together with your family Ad Meah Vi'esrim.

nmf #7 said...

Mazel tov on this wonderful moment!

Something Different said...

Mazel tov! May the coming years being only health and happiness and bracha for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Wow great post. I need to start looking at life like that. It's been 7 1/2 years since I finished... and we celebrate every year.

SIS said...

Great post! Mazel Tov on the change in your status, and may you remain a regular, healthy person who is happy with her life from now until forever.

Anonymous said...

I'M SOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO CROSS THE BRIDGE... MAY HASHEM GRANT YOU MANY HEALTHY, HAPPY YEARS WITH LOTS OF NACHAS UNTIL 120!

CRE (FORMERLY CRF)

Zeeskeit said...

MAZAL TOV!

Nice post! I'm getting goosebumps...tha really moved me! Thanks for the inspirations!

I forget to celebrate all the little things I can do....

May you see much Bracha, and nachas....

Floating Reflections said...

WOW - and I get to be commentator 'chay' - may it be a happy and healthy life for you, your family and friends and may we remember to appreciate that we have it. An inspirational post - thanks for sharing.

....not forgetting, mazel tov :)

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov!!!! Words would be inadequate to express how HAPPY I am for you... so I'll "just" give you a Bracha that you and your entire family should have gezunt,mazel, and bracha ad meah v'esrim shana:)

Abish said...

B"H Mazel Tov

~ Sarah ~ said...

nice post.

only more of the best for the future :)

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov. May you celebrate a life full of HEALTH, WEALTH, and HAPPINESS.

Judy said...

So glad you can and so happy you did!
Just because!
You and your family should be perpetually blessed with nachas, mazel and good health!

Anonymous said...

MAZEL TOV! May this milestone bring many more to come

corner point said...

*Awesome* post...

I had to laugh at the Fruity Pebbles part. I know exactly what you're talking about ;-)

Mabruk and a gitte mazel! :-D

Anonymous said...

Wow your post it inspiring. May you do many more things just because you can!!

BE WELL!

YitzchakSchier said...

BS"D

mazel tov and may you know only good health and happiness and no further nisyoinois and let Moshiach come already so that cancer is over and done with sorry for quick badly written post gtg shul gut shabbos!

Anonymous said...

Thats really nice news! You should only see the good and continue to look forward and not back! you really are an inspiration for us all. Mazal tov and continued health ad mea vesrim shana!

Anonymous said...

BURICH HASHEM!! you forgot to say...