Saturday, March 03, 2007

three years to the day

a "trophy" given to me after the first anniversary sits on my bedroom altar
created by Brooke Fletcher ~ see more of Brooke's art
here

The accident will always be a life defining moment.
For the last two years, marking this day has been an acknowledement of loss.
This year it feels more like a celebration of life.


a tiny placard at the bottom awards me a "Gold Metal" (teehee)

14 comments:

HoJo said...

I hadn't realized your loss was so recent. Every time I see you (as at Stitches) you have a terrific attitude. I'm glad that you are able to see it as more of a celebration this year. As someone who had a life threatening infection about 3 years ago, I totally understand about a single event changing your life. I, too, have finally come to terms with it.

Hope to see you soon.

earthchick said...

Wow. This post gave me chills. I'm glad this year's anniversary feels more like a celebration of life. So in that case, I hope it's appropriate to say this: Happy Anniversary! May the celebration keep on and on and on.

Carrie said...

Wow, three years. That's amazing. Don't you wish everything was concluded? You've managed everything with grace and humor, and that's amazing. Good for you. I'm very impressed by you.

M-H said...

Another milestone, and a positive one this time. Corners have been rounded. The next adventure awaits.

Cara said...

L'chaim!

Scoutj said...

I'm really glad that this year is better for you.
xo

Anonymous said...

Glad you're still here.

Love,
Karen the Dancing Lurker

no-blog-rachel said...

I think you have a fabulous attitude and I admire your honesty when you tell us about when you feel badly too. Congratulations on finding this day to be more of a celebration. We're glad you're here to celebrate!

It was nice meeting you at Stitches! I'm glad I ran into you.

Jodie said...

I distinctly remember this feeling of celebration in relation to my cancer, and it is great. It only continues to get better. Always bittersweet, but better. Treat yourself to something special.

Sheepish Annie said...

Life takes us to some very interesting places. I think it's what you make of it, really. I'm happy that you have come to a place where you can embrace it all.

Anne K. said...

What a significant milestone! Thank you so much for your candor. You are helping all of us learn so much by de-mystifying some of the things you face. Here's to you!!!

Gray said...

I love the trophy. I'm glad you are here with us.

may said...

delurking...

Someone really close to me got into a horrific accident this week, he's alive and is going to be okay, but I remember as I stood there in the ER feeling SO helpless, I thought of you and your blog (hehe, really!) Your strength and recovery is an inspiration to me and gives me hope. Thank You :D

May
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Jessica said...

My husband lost his leg in a train accident when he was 14, so we tend to approach the whole amputee issue with humor, too. But, as he says, at some point you get on with your life and live it. Good for you!