I finally have some time to sit down and write a few thoughts. At some point yesterday when I was on the phone with a friend of mine, she said to me: "you never seem to sit down". It's true. There is always something that needs to get done, some item that needs to get put away, cleaned or organized, some email that has to get written and meals that need to get prepped. This is every single day. However, yesterday was different. Yesterday, I had to sit down.
It's not often I write about my personal life or that of my family, but while I was reaching for my phone yesterday afternoon I noticed that I had several messages, one of which was from my brother, Erik. He had typed two sentences that were to the point, but carried a lot of meaning: "She's through with her medication. She is in remission!" I believe the tears of joy began rolling down instantaneously as it sunk in that my little niece was out of the woods with her leukemia battle. Every single emotion, every single thought from these past two years came rushing back to me in a matter of seconds. This forced me sit down and take a moment to be thankful.
To every family member, every friend, every doctor, nurse and medical staff, and to every single one of you readers who had my niece in your prayers throughout her treatments since 2011, I thank you. Without the emails, notes, phone calls and visits from well wishers, our family would not have been able to get through this ordeal. I don't think I'll be able to thank everyone enough or properly for the support you showed my niece, but do know that from the bottom of my heart, I am grateful.
I'm truly grateful.