Today, a cold front and rain ushered out the spring like weather Kentuckians have been enjoying this week and ushered in a preview of winter and what awaits us. Despite a gloomy day on the outside, I felt a great deal of gratitude on the inside. Here is what brought some sunshine to this cloudy day:
- As I face the possibility of losing of my hair when I begin chemotherapy, I went to my hair appointment this afternoon feeling a bit bittersweet about it. I have been going to Jerry Heston Hairdressing for over ten years, and my two daughters are clients there, as well. During this time, we not only have received excellent service, we have been received in their family fold, so to speak. Today, I definitely felt that family bond, and I cannot find the adequate words to thank them enough. From the moment I made my cancer diagnosis public, Margaret Heston has been a wonderful support, and today, Margaret and the rest of the staff went above and beyond for me. I was overwhelmed when I was presented with two beautiful cards and told that all of today’s services were compliments of Jerry Heston Hairdressing. I may be a client, but this afternoon, they reminded me that I am much more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Jerry, Margaret, Georgia, Jackie, and the rest of the staff for making me feel special and beautiful inside and out!
- I am thankful for receiving a card from my Great-Aunt Lucille that left me in tears. My grandmother passed away this past January, and I miss her terribly. My great-aunt’s card reminded me that not only is she here for me, but so is my grandmother. In her card, she revealed that years ago, my grandmother asked her to pray for me, and she has done so, and continues to do so, every day. I wept as I held this sweet card to my heart, which lies under the spot where the malignant mass was removed this week, and it felt like a warm embrace from two women I love and admire greatly. My friend Wood’s mother taught him that love never dies, and I found that lesson to be true indeed.
On this cold and quiet night, I feel warm and peaceful thanks to the people in my life who fill my heart with joy and gratitude even during my darkest moments.
Just one thing each day . . .
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