Saturday, March 12, 2011

Skydiving in Zephyrhills, Florida

The sun was shining and the four of us were ready to hit the road and find something interesting.  We didn't have to go far - the Zephyrhills airport is just around the corner.  Known as Skydive City, jumpers are in abundance.  We were surprised to see just how many jumpers came out of each plane.  

It's not something I'd try, but if you're brave enough, it sure looks like fun!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Much Ado About Nothing...

Nothing, that's what we're doing and it's been just perfect.

We've been visiting with my parents and trying to forget about the cancer and the possible treatments I will be facing. My days have been quiet and uneventful and perfect. I've been lucky enough to see most of my folks' friends and get lots of hugs - these people have been a constant source of support for Mom and Dad and, in turn, for me as well. My support team just gets bigger and bigger and I just love it.

The park here is calm and peaceful and beckons daily walks. Early morning walks are brisk and cool but a great way to start the day; early evenings are best for a stroll with my boy. We wander hand in hand and marvel at how lucky we are to be here with my parents and how lucky we are to take a cancer break. I wish everyone going through the struggle of treatments were so lucky. Once we get back to our life, treatments will start up and be nonstop until I am healthy again.

Much ado about nothing... and yet much ado about so much, too.


Monday, March 7, 2011

One Year Later...

It's been a year since you moved in with me. So much has changed in my life since that day.

I never knew how important you would become to me. I never knew how much fun we'd have together, I never knew what a good cook you were, I never knew what a fabulous roommate you would make, and I never knew that you would stick by me and lift me up when I needed it the most.

Most importantly, I didn't know I would fall in love with my best friend.

I love you, J; thanks for the most fabulous year.


The Air is Crisp...

I awoke early this morning, as is the norm for me lately.  The sky is overcast and the air is crisp.  I sit in the enclosed patio, having my morning glass of orange juice and watching the early risers pass by on their morning walks.

I contemplate a walk through the park on my own, a chance to clear my head and welcome another day...


Sunday, March 6, 2011

The landing...

The plane descended and I peered out the window at the twinkling lights of the city below.  As we got closer and closer, the buildings below us began to take shape and the little girl in the seat behind me couldn't contain her excitement as we landed.  She pointed out the cars and buildings and squealed with excitement.  While her trip was sure to include a visit with Mickey Mouse, I knew my trip would include something far better: a much-needed visit with my folks.

As the wheels touched down, I held Jason's hand a little tighter and my eyes filled with tears. I couldn't contain my excitement either.