BLOG – GIFT DAY 240 fabulous f*ing friday :: love, thank you, blessings and butterflies!

30 Aug

Pathology results are in!
All good. All benign. All clear. 

Nothing feels better than good news.

And now, I must say some serious “thank you’s”.

Thank you for your:

  • prayers
  • love
  • blessings
  • texts
  • calls and messages (Sheryl, I still own you a call)
  • cards, cards, cards, cards, cards!!!
  • posts on facebook
  • photos of your children doing funny things (you know who you are!)
  • numerous cards in the mail (Kelly, Janet. et. al.)
  • personalized gifts that touched my heart (Julia, Ellen, Pam, Debby E., Myndee L., Laura, Lily, Drew, Kim, Shannon)
  • flowers (Nancy and Steph)
  • precious presence (Jaynane, Justin, Judy)
  • skill, expertise, know-how, bedside manner (Dr. Milas)

And so much more, and so many more amazing people who I love and adore and hold close to my heart and I’m sure I have forgotten here.  My mind is so relieved it is floating like a bunch of champagne bubbles.

So please forgive me if I forgot to list your amazing wonderful supportiveness. You are counted for in my heart.

There just aren’t enough words to describe how light and lifted I feel.
But I’ll try. 

You know, there’s something that happens when you get the “C” word plastered over a spot on your body by a team of medical experts — it never goes away.  Even after the treatments and procedures and scars heal, you know it was there.

And maybe that is the lesson to learn — how to move on. Upward and onward. 

And so, as I navigated my way through these last eight months tracking down this lump in my throat, there was a part of me that knew in my heart of hearts that I was okay.

There was another part that gasped for air and could barely wheeze under the pressure of another potential “C” label.

If you are a survivor you know. If you love someone who is a survivor, you know too. And that pretty much sums up all of us doesn’t it?

But here’s the thing. The silver lining. The aha moment. The light bulb that has gone off in my head and heart throughout this entire tiring process:  we’re here to love. 

No matter what we go through, or with, or without or within…
We are here to love.

To love each and every foil, flop, fear, phantom or foible.
And to love every moment of calm, peace, quiet and stupendous success.

Sometimes the medical process does nothing more than focus an intense lens on this thing called life. And I think it’s our choice to choose what we see.

It’s also our choice to choose our label. Some choose patient, some say survivor, and others prefer a word called thrive.

Not me.
From here forward I choose a label of love.


It’s ironic really. The “KICK IN THE PANTS” that I promised so many has turned around and kicked my heart into motion.  We are here to love everything that we are given.

So… tonight I sit at my desk feeling a little lighter, with a bubbly mind and a heart that is floating away on butterfly wings….

What do you love?

Happy fabulous f*ing friday.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore {fearless}
{what do you love?}

9 Responses to “BLOG – GIFT DAY 240 fabulous f*ing friday :: love, thank you, blessings and butterflies!”

  1. MaryB August 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM #

    Great News!!! Let’s do the HAPPY dance. Have a great Labor Day weekend. Love, Mary

    • Jamie August 31, 2013 at 7:37 AM #

      Thank you Mary, you too!! Enjoy the weekend. ::happy dance:: xo~Jamie

  2. Diane Neal Emmons August 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM #

    There are so many wonderful four-letter words – and LOVE is about the best
    Love you, Best Good Kind Girl – Hope and Pray we can all be Like you!
    Love More

    • Jamie August 31, 2013 at 7:38 AM #

      Diane — LOVE you right back. HOPE and LOVE, the best 4-letter words! xoxo Jamie

  3. Amy August 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM #

    Jaime, I know what that sense of relief feels like! I am so incredibly happy for your news!

    • Jamie August 31, 2013 at 7:39 AM #

      I know that you know this Amy, on such a deep level. Love, love, love, love, love to you. xoxo Jamie

  4. Kelly D. August 31, 2013 at 7:24 AM #

    The unconditional love of my dogs! They are always happy to see me. Always full of love for me. Just can’t get enough of me kind of dogs!!! This was the first thing that came to mind this morning anyway! Hey Jamie, just so you know…..I won’t stop remembering you in my prayers! xo

    • Jamie August 31, 2013 at 7:40 AM #

      Thank you Kelly, I have felt so cared for thought of and held in your prayers. Here’s to you my friend. You are such a loving soul!!! xo Jamie

  5. Hedges, Denise September 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM #

    What wonderful news!

    Denise Carrick Hedges

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