Well, I am officially a week out of chemo treatments and I must say it is an incredible feeling to know that I don't have to get crushed by the chemicals soon! I feel like I have been blessed with so many great things lately it's a little bit overwhelming, but I have never been in a happier state than I am these days.
I arrived at summer camp on Saturday and was greeted by incredible friends right away. So many hugs (from healthy people) and so many people saying they were happy to see me, it felt incredible. I was a little nervous at first because I didn't know what to expect from people.. I didn't think anyone would be rude or weird, but it's nerve wracking after six months of being pretty sheltered. I should've known better though, this place has some of the greatest people I've ever met. We were watching the highlight film from last summer on my first night here and I found myself getting choked up. For a couple of reasons really, but mostly due to the fact that I realized I made it. Camp was my finish line for all of it. Camp was the one thing I could tell myself to look forward to when times were hard. Of course being healthy is something to look forward to but at times there are moments that you don't believe in those days. I have crossed my finish line. It is time for me to live my life again and I can't wait to live it to the absolute fullest.
God has blessed me with so much through this journey. I have the worlds strongest and most supportive parents, I have incredible friends who I now consider family because of their support, and I have my health! Soon I will begin to work out, I'll finish my class, I'll get back on the lacrosse field, and I'll do it all with a smile on my face and love in my heart. I wouldn't change this journey for the world.
You know, bad things may happen to good people, but in the end, with enough support and faith, you'll find the silver lining... You just have to fight like hell to get there.