I decided after my New Year’s I would share each day on my blog about a friend or family member who has helped me with the biggest revenge of my life. My revenge against my body and the cancer. After losing my grandmother on Thursday I didn’t feel like writing. Today I feel like sharing once again. Hence, the love continues……
When my doctor called me at work to break the news to me about the cancer before I called my husband I told Janice.
Janice is my boss. We have worked together for nearly nine years. Over time we have become friends. So my first friend I told was Janice. She knew I was waiting for the biopsy results. She knew that I had gone through this a few years ago and everything was fine then. She had been telling me to practice thinking positively. She was positive it would be fine once again.
The phone call came. I was dumb founded and surprised. I walk back to the office and tell her, like the fact that it is. She jumps up, hugs me and grabs my hand and reassured me it is going to be okay. I simply agree and then ask if I can be excused a little longer to call Keith.
During my battle she was my constant supporter and listener at work. While I was fighting she was dealing with her brother fighting his battle with throat cancer. Sometimes I think seeing me doing so well and her brother struggling so much was difficult for her. He lost his battle midway through my year.
She came and visited me the day after my surgery while I was in the hospital. She texted me about work while I was in recovery. She prayed with me, listened to me and made sure that I kept my job.
We started off as boss and employee. We became co-workers that were friends. To friends that work together.
Life finds a way to bring the right people into your life at the right time.
and so it is that love continues….